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New OSHA rules? Accident that could have been prevented? We write about it here. We have 15 years of experience, and want to share it with you.

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Skid Steer Safety Training PPT

Listen, love it or hate it, PowerPoint is a tool that many people use to train. This is true in maritime, construction, industrial, etc. And while it has pros and cons like any training tool, I have seen great looking PowerPoint presentations delivered dryly, as well as poor looking presentations delivered dynamically. Again, it's a […]

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Excavator Safety: Find the Right Excavator Training

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How Much Does a Skid Steer Loader Weight?

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 […]

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Preventing Falls: Top Three Tips

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 learning some fall prevention techniques could be a matter or life and death. Don't Get Too Cocky. Most falls happen from less than 20 feet. […]

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Your Right to a Safe Work Site

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, […]

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Ergonomics in the Workplace

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 […]

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How to Choose and Inspect a Hard Hat

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 […]

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