OSHA Offers New Demolition Resources and Guidance to Help Keep Workers Safe

Demolition work is among the most difficult in the construction industry. It is also very dangerous. In a July 10th press release, Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) officials cited three recent worker fatalities that occurred during a demolition project. That’s three too many. In the same release, OSHA Chief Dr. David Michaels also announced… Read more »

Not An Easy Topic: the Construction Industry’s Fatal Four

According to statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 806 construction workers were killed on the job in 2012. That is 806 workers too many. The organization also classified the “Fatal Four” causes of construction worker deaths while on the job. According to OSHA, the “Fatal Four” causes of construction deaths are falls,… Read more »

The John Deere 764 HSD High Speed Dozer Is the Ultimate Finisher

The John Deere 764 HSD High Speed Dozer grades up to twice as quickly as a traditional dozer. That means jobs are done twice as quickly, major cost savings are enjoyed, and uptime is maximized.  This maximization and efficiency means less chance of breakdown, malfunctions or injury, among other advantages that occur when this piece… Read more »

Why heavy equipment training fails

Here at the North America Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS), we write a lot about all of the ways we can make training successful for construction companies. After all, we offer state-of-the-art Trainer Toolkits and hands-on programs that guarantee success. But we thought it might be interesting to offer up a few reasons why heavy… Read more »

Survey Reveals That 40 States Added Additional Construction Jobs in Previous 12 Months

According to a recent analysis of U.S. Labor Department statistics by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 40 states and the District of Columbia have increased construction jobs in the previous 12 months. In addition, 30 states added even more jobs between April and May of this year. Clearly, its positive news that there… Read more »