Recent Heavy Equipment Accidents and How They Could’ve Been Avoided

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Heavy Equipment AccidentThe modern conveniences and structures we’re so familiar with wouldn’t exist without heavy equipment and construction workers.

Those outside the industry go about their daily lives at home and in the workplace without giving much thought to the planning, sweat and time it took to build the structures around them.

Within the industry, construction professionals and equipment operators are also prone to take heavy equipment for granted, in this case because of their familiarity with it. It’s easy to forget how much power you have at your fingertips as you sit in that CAT D9, to not think about the force that could be wielded by the steel beam you’re supporting with your crane.

The very definition of an accident is an incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally. Though accidents may be unexpected, they can be avoided with planning, training and respect for the power of your heavy equipment. Read more »

Will the New OSHA Rule for Crane Operators Take Effect This Year?

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Crane OperatorThere are approximately 22 fatalities and 175 injuries related to cranes each year. And despite advances in equipment technology and techniques, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has not significantly revised its crane rules and safety standards for more than four decades.

Based on recommendations from OSHA’s Advisory Committee of construction experts, a new rule is scheduled to take effect this November. Employers have been scrambling to make sure their crane operators are properly certified in accordance with the impending regulations. Read more »

How to Avoid Payment Scams When Exporting Heavy Equipment

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Dock Shipping ContainersThis guest blog article is by Eric Salinas

Exporting heavy equipment can be a lucrative income stream for your business. But if you don’t become educated about the risks involved, you can easily fall prey to payment scams, potentially losing tens of thousands of dollars in equipment.

This article will give you access to important information about a range of payment options, as well as information about the ways that sellers in America typically get scammed. You’ll know exactly what to look for, as well as what to avoid. Read more »