19 10, 2021

Cat® Simulators Video Safety Series #4: Overload

October 19th, 2021|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the fourth safety tip in our series, “7 Ways to Prevent Heavy Equipment Accidents,” we focus on the dangers of overload.  See our other video tips in the series on the Video page. Download the free infographic. If you would like a copy of the video contact us.https://vimeo.com/636298466

18 10, 2021

Hoopaugh Grading Company (HGC) Focuses on Employee Training at the HGC Academy Featuring Cat® Simulators

October 18th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When Hoopaugh Grading Company, LLC, (HGC), one of the largest general contractors in North and South Carolina, opened the doors to the HGC Academy, owner Brian McManus’ vision became a reality. McManus and company leaders envisioned HGC would one day be a teaching company able to train and develop its

12 10, 2021

Cat® Simulators Video Safety Series #3: Seat Belt Use

October 12th, 2021|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In the third safety tip in our series, “7 Ways to Prevent Heavy Equipment Accidents,” we focus on seat belt use.  See our other video tips in the series on the Video page. Download the free infographic. If you would like a copy of the video contact us. https://vimeo.com/630207133

5 10, 2021

Cat® Simulators Video Safety Series #2: Three Points of Contact

October 5th, 2021|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In the second safety tip of our series, “7 Ways to Prevent Heavy Equipment Accidents,” we focus on mounting and dismounting the machine with one hand and two feet making contact, or two hands and one foot at all times. See our other video tips in the series on the

28 09, 2021

Cat® Simulators Video Safety Series #1: Walkaround

September 28th, 2021|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In our series, “7 Ways to Prevent Heavy Equipment Accidents,” we focus on a safety tip to learn how to prevent machine accidents. In the first tip of the series, we focus on a machine inspection. Download the free infographic. If you would like a copy of the video contact us. https://vimeo.com/616074995

16 09, 2021

Mining For Gold

September 16th, 2021|Categories: Infographics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What’s worth its weight in gold around the world? Cat® Simulators heavy equipment operator training is, when future operators learn to run machines safely and efficiently in both open pit and underground mining operations. The hands-on simulator prepares students to operate mining machinery in the safety of a virtual environment.

9 09, 2021

Heavy Equipment Operator Students Gain Confidence of Real-World Skills in Virtual Simulator Training at Collins Career Technical Center

September 9th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

After an accident left Jason Douglas unable to continue his career as an auto mechanic, he knew he needed to re-invent himself. At 36 years old, Douglas, who lives in Ironton, Ohio, started searching for new opportunities. That’s when he discovered the accredited Heavy Equipment Operator course at nearby Collins

1 09, 2021

WPCC reveals new heavy equipment simulation lab

September 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Those interested in pursuing a career in construction or heavy machinery operation can now receive training thanks to new simulator at Western Piedmont Community College. The new heavy equipment simulator program allows students who are interested in heavy machinery operation the chance to try the equipment out without risking damage

27 08, 2021

Illinois Department of Corrections upends inmate work business model

August 27th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

As an Illinois state prison inmate, having a job when incarcerated is considered a privilege. About 1,100 men and women — out of the about 40,000 Illinois state prison inmates — have the opportunity to leave their cells during the day to work at prison shops on the grounds of the prison.Prison jobs

9 08, 2021

Safe & Sound Week (August 9-15)

August 9th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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