18 05, 2022

Four women inmates at LCIW Jetson to become certified heavy equipment instructors, teach other inmates

May 18th, 2022|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Four inmate-offenders at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women Jetson  have recently been getting hands-on experience with heavy equipment, including a backhoe and  Bobcat brand skid steer, after going through Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) classroom work and training on a CAT heavy equipment simulator, in preparation for becoming the first

5 05, 2022

Infographic: Create a Construction Safety Program

May 5th, 2022|Categories: Infographics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

One out of every five worker deaths occur in construction. By taking the time to create a construction safety program for your construction site, you can help prevent accidents and protect your workers. Download our free infographic to learn the steps to take to create your own safety program.

23 03, 2022

Operator training with a difference Caterpillar Simulators And Virtual Reality Solutions

March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Simulators aren’t new to the training world. The first time I had a crack at one was 20 years ago at a mine site in the Hunter Valley, it was pretty cool. Simulators are a tremendous tool for introducing industry operators to a new piece of equipment in a safe,

17 02, 2022

The Evolution of High-Visibility Safety Apparel

February 17th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

19 01, 2022

Lowpoint Washburn High School Seniors Visit Simformotion

January 19th, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of the best field trips ever! That’s how a Lowpoint Washburn high school senior described his recent class field trip to Simformotion’s headquarters in East Peoria, Illinois, where he and six of his classmates spent the day learning ̶ not by reading books, using their tablets or listening to

6 12, 2021

National Miners Day

December 6th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

30 11, 2021

Simformed November/December 2021

November 30th, 2021|Categories: eNewsletters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In This Issue Safety Video Series. Accident Awareness. Hoopaugh Grading Company. The Cat® Difference. Safety Minded Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Often safety comes down to awareness and training. Heavy equipment operation is no exception. Watch a video series on ways to prevent heavy equipment accidents. Download the free infographic.  If you

17 11, 2021

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

November 17th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

26 10, 2021

Cat® Simulators Video Safety Series #5: Fatigue

October 26th, 2021|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In the fifth safety tip in our series, “7 Ways to Prevent Heavy Equipment Accidents,” we focus on fatigue awareness. 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/639197281

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