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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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Lattice Boom Crane Programs

Quick Tips for Erecting Lattice Boom Cranes

September 26, 2018

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…

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Getting to Know Compact Excavators

September 25, 2018

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…

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Heavy Equipment Machinery for Ground Works

September 13, 2018

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…

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Future of Virtual Reality in Heavy Equipment Training

July 20, 2018

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…

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