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Hazard Controls

There are five kinds of hazard control within the hierarchy of controls in the construction workplace. Different controls are applied to different situations, and there are times in which using certain controls is not possible. Most of the time, though, it is recommended to operate according to the hierarchy of controls. They are listed from…(Read More)

OSHA Violations

Top 10 OSHA Violations: 2018

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In the construction workplace, violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) rules are offenses that should be taken seriously. Violations of the standards can result in an increased risk of injury on the job. OSHA recently released its list of the 10 most common violations for the 2018 fiscal year. Let…(Read More)

construction safety tips

Working with heavy equipment in construction settings is a dangerous task. Construction accidents can cause injuries that require medical attention, and there are many risk factors involved. Many construction accidents are the result of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule violations. A full list of OSHA construction safety rules and regulations can be…(Read More)

heavy equipment program

America has A LOT of garbage. It’s estimated that the average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash per day. While this might not be the best news for the future of the planet, it is certainly good news for people who work at the landfills where all of that refuse is taken. It…(Read More)

heavy equipment operator natural disaster

A natural disaster can strike at any time. From hurricanes to mudslides and even tornadoes, devastating disasters can happen all across the country. Even if we prepare, it is still very likely that some degree of damage will be done. Most of the time, when there is damage, there is debris that needs to be…(Read More)

Bulldozers in Heavy Equipment Industry

To fully grasp the importance of the bulldozer and the role it plays in the heavy equipment and construction industries, we must start by looking at the history of the machine. From there, we will digress into the features of the bulldozer and its functions within construction sites and other places where it is used…(Read More)

Lattice Boom Crane Programs

DISCLAIMER: The following information is supplemental to OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction and in particular CFR 1926.1403 and 1926.1412. Erecting a lattice boom crane is a lengthy and complex process. It can last for days. In order to get it done, you need a team of skilled…(Read More)

Compact or mini excavators are relatively new to the heavy equipment industry. The first compact excavators hit the heavy equipment market in Japan during the very late 1960s. It wasn’t until the ’80s that compact excavators made their way to North America. While they are still more popular in Asia and Europe, the demand…(Read More)

Ground work in construction requires a slew of different machines depending on the job. Below are a few different types of heavy equipment machinery commonly used in construction and mining. At the Heavy Equipment Colleges of America, you can learn the essential skills you need to operate heavy equipment such as the machines listed here…(Read More)

Virtual reality technology is becoming increasingly commonplace and more accessible to the general population. While many people are purchasing VR headsets to play games and experience things they otherwise could not, skilled trade training programs will begin to incorporate similar technologies to take their training to the next level. Heavy equipment training is one type…(Read More)