4616 Cumberland Rd.

Phone: (250) 336-8515

Health and Safety

We believe that safety is priceless.

That’s why we’ve operated for more than a decade without a single lost time accident. In fact, we haven’t had a serious accident on our watch since we began operation back in 1998.

Our commitment to protecting the well-being of our workers has earned us a long string of BC Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (BCRMCA) safety awards and accolades. BCRMCA Safety Award Recipients for:

  • Industry’s Best Five-Year Safety Record: no lost time incidents from 2006-2010
  • No lost time incidents for 5 years: 2011-2015
  • Industry’s Best Safety Record in 2015: no lost time incidents, Cat. 1

We’re proactive about safety

We know that no matter how safely we operate, we can always do things better. This drive for continual improvement is the reason we bring in an independent safety consultant twice each year to audit our operations.

Our team of highly trained concrete experts takes great care in identifying hazards, handling and storing products, and controlling exposure to potentially harmful substances. Protecting your safety, and the safety of our workers, is our number one priority.

At Cumberland Ready Mix, we’re incredibly proud to have set such a high standard for safety in the concrete industry.

Don’t take chances with your concrete. Call (250) 336-8515 or contact us today to discuss your project and request a quote.

Material Safety Data Sheet

These Safety Data Sheets are offered here to help ensure our products are used correctly and safely. These data sheets contain information on about possible hazards, recommended first aid, precautions, as well as what to do in case of fire. It also includs information on handling and storage, exposure controls and personal protection as well as information about physical and chemical properties, toxicology, disposal and regulator information.

Ready Mix Concrete - Material Safety Data Sheet

Your Health: Skin and Concrete Burns

As concrete hardens, it is an exothermic reaction and extended skin exposure to concrete can result in a variety of health concerns, including third-degree burns. Concrete burns can be deceiving as they develop slowly over hours or sometimes days. As the concrete hardens, it draws moisture from your skin and left untreated, can result in swelling, blisters, bleeding and can even cause second or third-degree burns that can result in scarring and in worse case scenarios, even require skin grafts or amputation.

Burn Prevention

If your skin comes in contact with cement, wash the area with cool, fresh water and remove any clothing or safety gear that has become contaminated. If the skin has become burned, you can try washing the area with vinegar, which can help counteract the pH imbalance. We always recommend you seek medical attention if you experience any concrete burns, or have any concerns regarding your health and concrete use.

Irritant Contact Dermatitis and Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Irritant Contact Dermatitis (ICD) is a condition that develops after prolonged exposure to cement. Symptoms you may experience are swelling, blisters, itching and scabbing and you should seek medical attention for this condition. If left untreated, or after several experiences of Irritant Contact Dermatitis, you could develop a condition called Allergic Contact Dermatitis which can be very difficult to cure.

Short-term treatments for Allergic Contact Dermatitis can include continued washing with a Ph neutral cleanser, antibiotics, steroids and antihistamines. If you suspect you have symptoms of either condition, contact your doctor immediately.

Here is a short infographic on your skin and concrete.


The use high-quality personal protective equipment is your best defense to these skin conditions. Ensure that you and any person on your team who could be exposed to concrete be trained on how to use the safety equipment, including, but not limited to: protective eyewear, full-length sleeve shirts and pants, protective coveralls, rubber boots and liquid or chemical resistant safety gloves.