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 »

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 »

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 »

Why heavy equipment training fails

Here at the North America Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS), we write a lot about all of the ways we can make training successful for construction companies. After all, we offer state-of-the-art Trainer Toolkits and hands-on programs that guarantee success. But we thought it might be interesting to offer up a few reasons why heavy… Read more »