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360 Excavator Basics – 8 Things You Need to Know

360 excavators are a crucial part of many job sites. In fact, operations from basic trenching all the way to sophisticated demolitions couldn't exist without an excavator operated by a skilled driver. Proper excavator safety is critical in all operations. Whether you are an experienced operator or completely new to excavation and trenching, we've amassed a [...]

360 Excavator Basics – 8 Things You Need to Know

Excavator Safety – Finding the Right Excavator Training Program

At Hard Hat Training, we believe that proper excavator safety training is key to getting a job done quickly and safely. And while practical knowledge of a machine is crucial, federal OSHA guidelines mandate that even the most experienced operators must be reminded of excavator safety standards at least once every three years. Accidents happen [...]

Excavator Safety – Finding the Right Excavator Training Program

Does OSHA Require Skid Steer Training?

Does OSHA require Skid Steer Training? The short answer is, yes. Employers are fully responsible for making sure that their workforce has proper training for the equipment they operate. So, although there may not be certain specific rules regarding skid steers, there are still general rules that must be followed in order to be in [...]

Does OSHA Require Skid Steer Training?

OSHA’s New Crane Regulations

Confused about OSHA’s proposed crane regulations change to mobile crane operator certification requirements?  OSHA’s proposed changes at a glance: First and foremost, the change in law has been postponed—at least until November 2017 (see OSHA’s official bulletin below). Second, it concerns cranes and derricks in construction only. Third, the crane operator certification is only comprised [...]

OSHA’s New Crane Regulations

How Much Does a Skid Steer Loader Weigh?

What is the weight of a skid steer loader? This is a common question, and it really depends on the type and brand you are operating. Typically the most common skid steers weigh between 2000 lbs to 10,500 lbs! The average weight is closer to 7,500 lbs. These machines can do some serious work, but can [...]

How Much Does a Skid Steer Loader Weigh?

Preventing Falls

Fall Prevention You might assume that most workplace accidents are from machinery, but the most common accident is much simpler. Falls are the most common accident in every industry, so no matter what industry or position you work in, you are at risk. Often, accidents happen because workers cut corners or take risks. If you [...]

Preventing Falls