Articles about Construction Injuries, Deaths Magnify Importance of Training

The following are headlines that deeply sadden us here at North America Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS): Worker killed in excavator accident at construction site. Tree falls off truck, kills construction worker. Lightning injures seven construction workers. Man injured in Maryville construction accident stable. Kansas construction worker dies after accident. Just about every day, we… 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 »

Unsafe Trenching Procedures and Major OSHA Fines Are Easily Preventable

We here at the North America Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS) hope that nobody willingly puts their employees in harm’s way. But sadly, there are some construction companies risking their employees’ lives and safety by taking short cuts.  They may be trying to save money or time by haphazardly training and implementing safety procedures. The… Read more »

Historic G.W. Van Keppel Company Entrusts Safety Presentation to NAHETS Executive

Safety on the job site is, arguably, the number one concern for construction and equipment companies. So when a major and historic company like G.W. Van Keppel organizes a safety presentation as part of an open house, it’s safe to say that executives will ensure that whoever speaks on the subject of safety is a… Read more »