Associated Builders & Contractors Annual Construction Education Conference

The Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (ABC) held their annual Construction Education Conference this last May 7th through May 9th in Las Vegas, NV. For the second year NAHETS was represented at this event, which concentrated on specific training and education topics for construction owners, managers, and professionals. Additionally the nation-wide network of ABC chapters… Read more »

NAHETS Oklahoma School Published in American Crane & Transport Magazine

The Oklahoma College of Construction (OCC), a NAHETS institution, was published in the May issue of the American Crane & Transport Magazine. Previously Wade Vakulick, director of industry relations and safety, contacted American Crane & Transport and invited them to visit the OCC campus to gather material for their upcoming May issue, which deals with… Read more »

News9 Covers Oklahoma College’ Crane Operator Training Program

On May 12 Channel 9 News (News9) covered a story on the Oklahoma College of Construction (OCC), a NAHETS member school, in response to the recent crane accidents that have been in national news . The coverage features an overview and demonstration of the OCC Crane Operator Training Program. OCC’s crane program is designed to… Read more »

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 »