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

30 07, 2014

Use Correct Operation Techniques to Save On Fuel Costs When Operating Forestry Machines

July 30th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

Operating heavy equipment as efficiently as possible can cut down on expensive fuel costs. Replacing just some of machine training time with simulator training can further save costs on fuel. Take a look and compare how much you can save on 40 hours of simulator training using the FM Log

15 04, 2014

Cat® Reaches Out to Teens

April 15th, 2014|Categories: Articles|

Visitors Center welcomes Chicago-area high school students as potential future company employees MINING FUTURE THROUGH EDUCATION Dolton Thornridge High School sophomore Samuel Stokes sits at the controls of a simulator Thursday at the Caterpillar Visitors Center, where two busloads of Chicago area high school students toured the facility. They come

31 03, 2014

Increase Mining and Quarry Production with Simulator Training

March 31st, 2014|Categories: Articles|

Heavy equipment operators can affect a mine or quarry’s bottom line depending on how efficient or inefficient they complete a load, haul and dump cycle. Traditionally, training heavy equipment operators means using actual machines and letting them learn with the trial-and-error method. With heavy equipment simulators, there is no need