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Crane Accidents: Causes and Prevention

January 29, 2019

Working in a construction zone can be dangerous. Of the duties performed in the work site, crane operation is prone to accidents. Here are a few of the most common causes of accidents and some tips for preventing them in the future. To learn more about a career in heavy…

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Women in the Heavy Equipment Industry

December 26, 2018

Did you think heavy equipment operation is only a man’s field of work? It’s not. An increasing number of women are entering the construction industry by filling heavy equipment operator roles. Women comprise approximately 9 percent of the construction industry, according to BLS data, and most of them…

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Heavy Equipment Winter Care Tips

December 20, 2018

The winter months are rapidly approaching and the cold weather, depending on where you are, is being thrust upon us. As the days get shorter and fluffy white precipitation descends from the sky, it is important to prepare your heavy equipment to last through the winter months. Proper maintenance is…

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Hazard Controls

Five Hazard Controls in the Workplace

November 28, 2018

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…

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OSHA Violations

Top 10 OSHA Violations: 2018

November 26, 2018

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…

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Five Construction Safety Tips

October 31, 2018

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…

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Landfill Operations and Heavy Equipment

October 25, 2018

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…

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Heavy Equipment Operators Crucial to Natural Disaster Recovery

October 18, 2018

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…

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Bulldozers in Heavy Equipment Industry

The Role of Bulldozers in the Heavy Equipment Industry

October 10, 2018

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…

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