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Having The Right Clothes For The Site

Having the right clothes for the site

Every course we teach includes a section that refers to safety on site, and it is something that is incredibly important for every heavy equipment operator, every day. However, part of that dedication to safety includes the clothes we wear, but what do you need to look out for to get the right safety clothing when on site? Boots Having…

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Digging Safely

Digging Safely

As with all aspects of construction work, when digging it is important to make sure the whole process is as safe as possible for everyone concerned, and to do that we must understand the risks that we take on when digging. Risks from equipment are obvious, and on-site safety procedures take care of that aspect of the dig, but there…

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OSHA Crane Safety Regulations

OSHA Crane Safety Regulations

Modern technology and high training standards means that safety records are better than ever today, but when cranes are involved, safety should never be taken for granted. As loads have become bigger and sites more complex, the need to create a platform for safety standards and accepted practice that took modern innovation into account was noted by OSHA at the…

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Ditches Are Dangerous For The Untrained Excavator

Trenching, or digging a ditch, may look like it is a simple process that anyone with a shovel or a rented backhoe can do. But that mistake causes many accidents and even deaths every year. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), "the fatality rate for excavation work is 112% higher than the rate for general construction." Here are…

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Less Training Results In More Accidents

Why have there been so many construction accidents in the past few years? A recent article on Equipment World's site by Wayne Grayson takes a look at the problem. OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers is a sobering assessment of safety on the jobsite. “We recently investigated deaths at jobsites in Kansas City,…

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What Do You Think About Safety?

A factory owner once said that when he investigated workplace accidents, most of the time he was told, "I didn't think it would do that." His response usually was, "that's right, you didn't think!" It's easy to get accustomed to being around danger when you are working around heavy equipment and machinery. After all, most of the time things are…

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