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work at height

Work at height and PFPE? What is required?

When operating self-propelled and trailer-mounted booms, some situations require personal fall protection equipment (PFPE) to reduce the probability of accidents. But what about scissor lifts? It’s been a topic of discussion for decades, but little has changed over the years: there isn’t a standard approach or consistent answer about wearing PFPE on a scissor lift. The use of PFPE on…

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crane training

Training in the wake of 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published its much-anticipated Compliance Directive for the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard (29 CFR Part 1926 Subpart CC) (dated February 11, 2022.) The new compliance directive CPL 02-01-063 for cranes and replaces the 2014 compliance directive CPL 02-01-057 and addresses 2018’s changes in the crane rule that OSHA made. Moving…

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remote learning

6 benefits of online safety training

While many aspects of work and life have been (slowly) adopting new technology, the global pandemic brought with it a sudden digital shift. Everything from work meetings to happy hours transitioned from in-person events to online meetups. And while some argued (or hoped) the “online craze” would soon return to “normal,” many digital practices implemented over the last two years…

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safety stand down

How to conduct a Safety Stand-Down

OSHA’s annual Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction will kick off on May 2. The yearly event held each Spring is intended to prevent fall-related deaths and injuries by raising awareness of jobsite hazards. It runs through May 6. Whether you’ve conducted 10 Stand-Downs or are trying to plan your first, here’s all the…

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heavy equipment training

The latest in heavy equipment training

Having properly trained operators is a key part of ensuring safety on jobsites, and for those in the field, obtaining heavy equipment certification is becoming easier due in part to technology’s role. Chris Hines, head of Mammoet’s people development and recruitment, and Wilfred de Boer, senior SPMT supervisor at Mammoet, say the biggest trends in heavy equipment training today…

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forklift training

The robots are coming?

With the pool of available labor continues to become tighter and tighter, finding skilled and properly trained forklift operators is becoming increasingly difficult – especially for those in warehousing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS,) the employment of material moving machine operators (aka forklift operators) is projected to grow 7% from 2020 to 2030, with 84,300 openings…

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women in construction week

Women in Construction Week 2022

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC,) the professional association for women in the construction industry, will hold its 24th Annual Women in Construction Week March 6-12 with the theme of “Envision Equity.” Women make up 10.9 percent of the U.S. construction workforce, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. To raise awareness of…

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