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 »

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 »

Digging In: NAHETS Heavy Equipment Executive Insights

Featured Topics: Brand new Volvo Excavator that saves 9% fuel costs; Americans support more road projects; NAHETS offers ADEPT Training Certification By Jarad Van Wagoner Director of Development National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services New Volvo Construction Equipment Excavator to Offer 9% Fuel Savings Volvo Construction Equipment will be launching a new excavator that… Read more »

CASE Offers Expert Sizing Guide and Tips for Picking Correct Heavy Equipment

How to pick the proper piece of construction heavy equipment for a particular job takes proper planning and training. A panel of heavy equipment experts at CASE Construction Equipment recently created, Measuring Up: Factors for Sizing Equipment from Backhoes to Bulldozers, which is a terrific guide for how to pick the best machine for each… Read more »