How Can You Operate a Safer Machine?

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

International Building Safety Month

The month of May is designated as International Building Safety Month, a time to raise awareness about building safety. The International Code Council and partners come together to promote building safety from design to construction and beyond. Visit for resources, weekly themes, free toolkits and more.

Mine Safely with CORESafety

About half of all U.S. mining fatalities in recent years are due to accidents involving powered haulage, according to the U.S. Dept. of Labor. The National Mine Association offers materials to help companies share safety messages through its CORESafety framework. The goal of CORESafety is to achieve zero fatalities and

Construction Safety Week (May 3-7)

Construction safety is the topic of many conversations at organizations around the world. Construction Safety Week (May 3-7) calls attention to safety and a commitment of sending workers home safe every day. The week celebrates construction and the people building our cities and communities around the world. See a new

Cat® Simulators Offers More Compact, Portable Training with SimLite Dozer

Peoria, Ill.— Simformotion™ LLC – a leader in heavy equipment simulator training solutions –announces the release of the new Cat® Simulators System, SimLite Dozer. The new compact and portable system allows instructors and learners to utilize the training inside of the classroom at socially distanced stations or travel off-site with

The Cost of Idle Time

Efficiency and resource conservation is at the forefront of all our minds. Production must be as efficient as possible. Idle time comes with a heavy financial cost to organizations. Fuel use, unplanned maintenance, and loss of production are just a few of the issues. Utilizing Cat Simulators to gain skills

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Today celebrates World Day for Safety and Health at Work, a day to promote and raise awareness for the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. This year the day focuses on the ongoing pandemic. The pandemic has touched nearly every aspect of the world of work, from the risk

Boddington Gold Mine

The road to gold begins in Perth, Australia. Boasting the world’s largest gold mine, Boddington, the mine reached 2 million ounces of gold produced in 2012 and expected total gold production to reach 5.2 million ounces at the end of 2020, across its Boddington, Kalgoorlie and Tanami operations. Imagine the

Dexter Institute Private Career College

The Dexter Institute Private Career College, Nova Scotia, offers students extensive theory and practical training in heavy equipment operation. Starting in February each year, the Heavy Equipment Operator Program trains students to safely and efficiently operate multiple pieces of equipment. “One significant key to the program’s success is the use