13 05, 2016

Heavy Equipment Operators in the Workforce

May 13th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

The outlook is bright for future employment as a heavy equipment operator. Opportunity abounds in the field with new construction projects on the rise and the retirement of many seasoned operators within the next few years.

11 04, 2016

How Aecon Mining Trains Operators with Cat® Simulators

April 11th, 2016|Categories: Articles, News|

Danny Turner is the Training and Development Coordinator at Aecon Mining in Alberta, Canada. He has worked in construction for 40 years, operating everything from the small dozers and excavators to the large hydraulic shovels found at massive mining operations. During the last 5 years in his role as Training

17 02, 2016

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology Integrates Cat® Simulators Into Curriculum

February 17th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

Read how the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) has integrated Cat® Simulators into their curriculum. Read the Original Article Here

14 10, 2015

What does a construction accident cost?

October 14th, 2015|Categories: Articles, News|

Accidents are bound to happen on construction sites, but you can reduce the chance with proper training. Teach good safety habits and proper techniques, and your construction operation can reap the benefits. Take a look at some compelling statistics.

15 05, 2015

Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund Forestry Expo Continues April 23rd

May 15th, 2015|Categories: Articles|

Posted 22 April 2015 by James Murray in Anishinabek Original Article THUNDER BAY – The Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund Forestry Expo was off to a full day of activity on Wednesday. The trade show and career fair is open to the public free of charge. There were students from St.

6 01, 2015

The Importance of Conducting a Pre-Shift Machine Inspection

January 6th, 2015|Categories: Articles|

An important responsibility for any heavy equipment operator is conducting a machine inspection. To ensure the operator’s safety and that of other job site personnel, and to make sure the machine is in good operating condition, the operator should conduct a walkaround inspection of the machine before beginning operation. Walkaround

3 10, 2014

Kentucky Safety Training Institute Goes Mobile for National Parks

October 3rd, 2014|Categories: Articles|

The Kentucky Safety Training Institute mobile training unit travels throughout the U.S. National Park System training personnel to be safer and more efficient heavy equipment operators. Traveling to U.S. national parks for operator training is a unique experience. Don Webb Jr., PhD and Director of the Kentucky Safety Training Institute

24 09, 2014

Employees, media get rare chance to operate Caterpillar heavy equipment

September 24th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

[wooslider slider_type="attachments" slide-page="mg-fs" limit="20" thumbnails="true" lightbox="yes"] By Steve Tarter of the Journal Star Posted Sep. 19, 2014 @ 3:58 pm Updated Sep 19, 2014 at 4:15 PM EDWARDS — Most of the time they don’t let just anyone operate a 150,000-pound Caterpillar excavator. Except on media day at Caterpillar Inc.’s

2 09, 2014

Anatomy of a Small Wheel Loader

September 2nd, 2014|Categories: Articles|

Wheel Loaders (a.k.a. front-end loaders and bucket loaders) are used to move and load materials such as clay, soil, snow, feed, gravel, rocks, sand, woodchips and many other types. The Wheel Loader has a bucket mounted to the front of the machine with two arms and articulated steering which allows

20 08, 2014

NENAS Gets Heavy Equipment Simulator

August 20th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

NENAS Executive Director Audrey Sam (left) and Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Canada Michelle Rempel (right) stand outside the new heavy equipment operator/mining simulator tractor trailer. Photo By William Stodalka Would-be heavy equipment operators got some heavy duty help last week. The Federal government's Western Economic Diversification Canada