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 »

Heavy Equipment Trainer Toolkits Increase Safety and Profitability

Heavy equipment training expert Jared McBride refers to the North American Heavy Equipment Training Services Trainer ToolKits as “In-house training in a box.” Yes, that’s a pretty simple explanation, but it’s also very appropriate because the in-depth NAHETS Trainer ToolKits make the complicated subject of training simple and easy. Usually eyes glaze over for most… 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 »