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Heavy Equipment Programs: Finding Your Perfect Fit

April 18, 2019

Remember that toy bulldozer or dump truck you played with as a kid? What if you could turn that childhood fantasy into a career? Good news: you can! As a heavy equipment operator, make a living at the helm of a heavy machine. It will take hard work and dedication…

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Construction Site Injuries: Fatal Four and Prevention

April 10, 2019

The construction site can be a most dangerous place to work. Below are the four most common causes of workplace injuries, which have been dubbed the “Fatal Four”: Furthermore, if you’re interested in a career in construction, safety is important. That’s something the Heavy Equipment Colleges of America…

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Facts to Consider about Crane Operator Training Programs

February 28, 2019

Are you considering becoming a crane operator? Prior to achieving that goal, it’s important to consider the facts about the endeavor you’re looking to take on. Fortunately for you, we’ve laid out some of the most common factors people take into account when deciding if becoming a…

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Heavy Equipment Safety Instruction

Safety Instructions for Heavy Equipment Operator’s Cab

February 26, 2019

Workplace safety is an essential part of everyone’s job. This is especially true for occupations with a higher risk for bodily harm, like heavy equipment operation. Unfortunately, mistakes do happen in construction sites and other places heavy equipment is used, which is why safety practices and protocols are so…

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How Do I Become a Heavy Equipment Operator?

February 21, 2019

Qualified heavy equipment operators are important skilled workers at construction sites and in other settings where heavy equipment is required. It takes comprehensive training to properly operate these machines. If you are considering becoming a heavy equipment operator, this guide will take you step by step from where you are…

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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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