7 06, 2022

National Trench Safety Month

In addition to being National Safety Month, June is also Trench Safety Month. Throughout the month, the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) educates the public and non-NUCA industry companies about the importance of job site safety for employees who work underground or in and around trenches. “In this industry, the safety

1 06, 2022

National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month—the National Safety Council’s (NSC) annual observance to help keep everyone safe. In 2020, preventable workplace deaths totaled 4,113 according to Injury Facts®. As America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate, the NSC hopes to eliminate the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths by providing safety resources

4 03, 2022

Women in Construction Week (WIC Week™) – March 6 to 12, 2022

This week is national Women in Construction Week (WIC Week™) which celebrates, educates and promotes women in the construction industry. This year’s theme, “Envision Equity,” seeks to raise awareness of opportunities and possibilities for women in the construction industry, from tradeswomen to project managers to business ownership. Twenty-year-old Salma Limon,

17 02, 2022

The Evolution of High-Visibility Safety Apparel

Do construction workers wearing brightly colored, fluorescent vests catch your eye when driving by a highway construction site? They should. Thanks to Bob Switzer, who invented fluorescent dyes in the 1930s, construction workers, emergency personnel and even joggers are more easily seen during the day. Initially called “Day-Glo” because it

6 12, 2021

National Miners Day

Despite federal efforts to ensure safe working conditions for miners, they have one of the most difficult and dangerous jobs you can imagine. To recognize their efforts, Congress has declared December 6 National Miners Day. Why? Our entire economy depends on them. On this holiday, we should all take a

17 11, 2021

7th annual National Apprenticeship Week: November 15 – 21, 2021

Simformotion joins in the celebration of apprentices nationwide this week during the 7th annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). During NAW, industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events showcasing the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved

9 08, 2021

Safe & Sound Week (August 9-15)

Safe & Sound week (Aug 9-15) is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe. The U.S. Dept of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) offers safety many resources

14 07, 2021

Track Adjustment Affects Undercarriage Wear

Every application affects undercarriage wear differently and requires proper track adjustment. Adjust the track in the underfoot conditions in which the machine is working. For example, if track that is correctly adjusted for a non-packing application is put into a packing situation, packing materials will increase track tension, making the

14 06, 2021

Trench Safety Week

Trench Safety Week (June 14-18), presents an opportunity for employers to discuss the dangers of trench and excavations. Take a Safety Stand Down to focus on the importance of using trench protective systems and protecting workers from trenching hazards. Make safety a priority in your organization every day of the