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
CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — Gayle Manchin won’t hold her breath for a career in heavy equipment operation, but it didn’t stop her from giving the training course a try.Manchin, the federal co-chair for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), visited Collins Career and Technical Center in Chesapeake, Ohio, on Wednesday to gain
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Lieutenant Governor’s office were in Siren on Tuesday, June 15 noting a $47,000 WEDC grant award for the Softec facility in Siren, which does virtual heavy equipment training. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes was on hand and praised the opportunity the Softec offers,
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
The cost of injuries and deaths in the workplace can be devastating to businesses. Training employees properly can help avoid accidents. An investment in training today, such as Cat Simulators, can pay for itself in the cost of a mishap, fine or worse, loss of life. Download our free infographic on the
June is National Safety Month, a time to bring awareness to safety in the workplace, on the roadway and in your community. The National Safety Council provides guidance to help organizations reduce injuries, build a safety culture, and stay compliant. Preventable accidents are rampant in the workplace. Organizations should consider
Teach students and employees how to stay safe around heavy equipment. Make sure operators and learners go home safe every day. Download our free infographic that touches on seven ways to avoid accidents and stay safety-minded around heavy equipment.
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
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 https://www.iccsafe.org/ for resources, weekly themes, free toolkits and more.
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