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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
One of our safety trainers took a cool picture of this skid steer loader while out on assignment:
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 [...]
Safe Working Conditions Construction work can be tough—and dangerous. Because it’s so dangerous, your employer has the responsibility to keep you safe and the work site up to code. The responsibility for safety is always at a personal level; you should never knowingly put yourself in danger or endanger the lives of your coworkers. However, [...]
Our training kits prepare you to avoid accidents caused by misusing machinery, but another hazard may be less obvious. Your own body weight and the weight of things you lift can also cause injury to your back and joints. Back and neck injuries can be caused by accidents, like hitting your head against a cabinet [...]
Hard hats are frequently overlooked, but they are the most important piece of equipment you use. Hard hats are more than sun or rain protection—they can save your life. All head protection is not created equal, however, so always wear the right hat for the job. OSHA and ANSI standards for hard hats regulate the types [...]