Recent Fatalities Spark Action for Crane Regulations

Last month, seven people died when a crane collapsed in Manhattan, NY; two others died in Miami after a crane collapsed. The incidents have not only triggered modifications for crane safety in these cities, but in other cities across the country. With only 15 states and 6 cities currently requiring crane certification, these recent events… Read more »

LoJack Annual Theft Study Reports Growing Equipment Theft

On March 12, 2008, the LoJack Corporation released the results of its annual Construction Equipment Theft Study. The reports indicated that construction equipment theft is still a growing problem throughout the industry. Here is a summary from the report . . . For 2007, LoJack’s report breaks down construction equipment theft into various categories: Professional… Read more »

A New Look for SCCC Crane Training Program

NAHETS member school, Southern California College of Construction (SCCC), recently enhanced its crane training program. Here is a statement from Campus President Henry Salgado . . . With the high demand for certified, safety conscious, and well-rounded crane operators, we decided to revamp our current three week crane program to a six week program. Upon… Read more »

Heavy Equipment Operation Now a Specialized Education

NAHETS came in contact with Robin Salisian at Construction Crossing in November 2007. Resulting from this contact came the article from NAHETS Executive Director, Matt Klabacka, “Non-Traditional Education For Today’s Web 2.0 Consumer.” After a successful initial contact, in February 2008 NAHETS came in contact with Construction Crossing once again. In talking with Robin Salisian… Read more »

New Corporate Website–NAHETS.org–Unveiled

The National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Schools (NAHETS) launched its new corporate website–www.NAHETS.org–on February 28, 2008. Unique from the existing NAHETS sites, NAHETS.org is an information-based site that focuses solely on sharing relevant company information and industry news with an expanded audience–partners, industry companies and associations, and employers. What is the purpose NAHETS.org? Already… Read more »