Watson Bowman Acme (WBA) has launched Wabo®Crete EHS, an elastomeric concrete header product focused on enhancing the Environment, Health, and Safety aspects for contractors mixing and installing our product on construction sites. Removing respirable crystalline silica from the aggregate component of the header formula reduces health risks for contractors and helps companies limit worker exposure to silica per OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.1153. In addition to elimination of silica dust, nearly all nuisance dust has been removed from WaboCrete EHS when mixing. (Pictured above: Wabo Crete EHS in comparison to Wabo Crete II, showing the dust reduction of up to 97%.)
“We have a responsibility to current and future generations when we innovate. Proper product performance is important, but of equal importance is the human perspective”, said Gary Moore, Vice President, WBA. “Safety has always been a key focus of our culture, and it is very important that we do our best to protect those installing our expansion joint systems as well. In the development of WaboCrete EHS, we have achieved protecting contractors from long-term ill-effects of respirable crystalline silica dust, obliging recommendations of OSHA, NIOSH, and international safety authorities to reduce product weight during installation and reducing exposure to respirable nuisance dust. All wins for owners, ppecifiers, and our customers.”
WaboCrete EHS is the third elastomeric concrete header product introduced by Watson Bowman Acme. WaboCrete II and WaboCrete Parking Series are industry leading products that owners, specifiers, and contractors have demanded to be used on projects for many years where long-term performance is priority. WaboCrete EHS retains key performance features of WaboCrete II and WaboCrete Parking Series and has been formulated to serve the bridge and tunnel, commercial buildings, and parking garage and stadium markets.
In addition to best-in-class elastomeric concrete header products, WaboSurfaceMend is a specially formulated polymer concrete header designed to satisfy project requirements where higher compressive strength is desired.
Every product developed by WBA is thoroughly tested by third party Independent certified laboratories prior to launch and verified in the field to confirm proper performance.
For additional information on WaboCrete EHS and other expansion joint solutions, visit watsonbowmanacme.com.