Saint-Gobain / Norton Construction Products
AEM Staff Contact
Technical & Safety Services Manager | 414-298-4126
Statistics Manager | 414-298-4146
Renamed at its Feb 2, 2015 meeting to Diamond Tools & Equipment for Construction - SMI, this Product Group's mission is to:
- Gather and disseminate industry information regarding safety issues, standards and safety codes; research and prepare technical information on the most desirable and efficient methods of sawing and abrading material.
- Monitor and respond to regulation and public policy.
- Provide information concerning equipment care for maximum safety and utility.
The Diamond Tools & Equipment for Construction Bureau (SMI) serves the needs of AEM member manufacturers of hand-held saws, core drills and wire saws, major component manufacturers, and diamond and abrasive cutting tools for masonry and concrete construction activity. It presents an industry voice, actions, and consensus opinions on safety, challenges, and issues facing industry members.
SMI members normally meet once or twice each year to address common diamond and abrasive cutting industry issues, to positively impact machine safety and provide input on relevant national and international standards.
Analysis and compliance with OSHA's extensive pending update (Aug 2015) to Respirable Crystalline Silica Regulations is of current interest.
Market Statistics Program
SMI members can participate in a confidential, non-disclosure market statistics program, reporting aggregated North American shipment data for five product categories on a monthly basis, based upon participating firm shipment data reported to AEM's 3rd party data vendor.