Mind-Bending Heavy Equipment Careers Might Be Future for Young Gamers

According to an article in Advertising Age, a leading marketing trade publication, many leaders in the construction industry are working to re-shape its image and are developing strategies that will attract a younger demographic. The reason for the new initiative is that 74% of construction firms say they are having difficulty finding workers for a… Read more »

The Three Vital Steps to Ensure Heavy Equipment Operators Are Properly Trained

It’s safe to assume that every construction company in the world wants to know that their heavy equipment operators are doing every facet of the job properly and to the best of their ability. What isn’t so simple is establishing a system that verifies the ability and training level of each heavy equipment operator. Until… Read more »

Saluting Twins Who Use Heavy Equipment to Make a Difference in United States Air Force

Heavy equipment is used throughout the world by the United States military. The public may only see images of the battle field, but there are thousands of heavy equipment operators scattered across the globe making a major difference in the success or failure of many military projects. Two of the most compelling operators are identical… Read more »

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 »