Category Archives: Safety

New CAT® safety VR module creates an immersive safety training experience for employees

New CAT® safety VR module creates an immersive safety training experience for employees

Caterpillar Safety Services announces the development of Cat® Safety VR, a new virtual reality (VR) safety training module. Customized for paving applications, the new VR safety training solution immerses the trainee into a virtual four-lane rural highway construction site, so the employee learns to interact with coworkers and identify hazards in a safe and controlled […]

What employers need to know about opioid and marijuana testing

What employers need to know  about opioid  and marijuana testing

by Courtney Llewellyn As time continues its relentless march forward, so do the problems affecting human beings. Today, there are new issues both workers and employers have to deal with that had never been of concern in the past. Two exist in a gray area — not illegal but definitely impactful on job performance; one […]

Your heavy hauling checklist

Your heavy hauling checklist

Not properly securing your load, especially when hauling construction equipment, can have dire consequences. According to a recent three-year study put out by the American Automobile Association, more than 200,000 crashes were the result of loose cargo or debris falling from vehicles, and these events led to more than 39,000 injured and 500 fatalities. Here […]

Every life counts: Improving the safety of our nation’s roadways

Every life counts: Improving the safety of our nation’s roadways

Chairman Norton, Ranking Member Davis and members of the subcommittee, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments on a subject that is of primary importance to our organization, the entire transportation construction industry and the American public — Every Life Counts: Improving the Safety of our Nation’s […]

Are you missing dangers right before your eyes?

Are you missing dangers right before your eyes?

How eye tracking can reveal hidden human behaviors and uncover potential hazards. Source: EHS Today: Mike Bartels | April 11, 2019 One split second is all it takes for a life to be changed forever or taken away by a workplace accident. Each year, close to 9,000 people are killed on the job across the U.S. and […]