Staying Safe Around Heavy Machinery
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Staying Safe Around Heavy Machinery

When I started working with my Uncle Bob last summer, I assumed that construction would be an easy, fun way to make a few extra bucks. However, I quickly discovered that construction work was serious business, filled with risks, difficulty, and rewards. After almost being creamed by a few backhoe booms, I learned how to stay out of the way. However, staying safe around heavy machinery isn't always easy to do. My blog talks about how to use machinery properly and what you need to do to stay safe so that you can return home to your family each and every day.

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Staying Safe Around Heavy Machinery

  • Keep Your Construction Hand-Tools Well Maintained This Summer

    23 May 2018

    It's easy to focus on maintenance with large construction machinery since they're large investments. But if you are doing a lot of DIY fixes around your house and yard this summer, it's a good idea to take some time to maintain small hand-tools as well. Professional-grade tools can last a lifetime—with small replacements here and there—if taken care of properly. Here are some tips to help you maintain your toolbox.

  • Not Sure What To Do With Your Old Transformer? 4 Things You Should Know About Having It Recycled

    3 January 2018

    If you've been putting off getting the new transformer you need because you don't know what to do with the old one, it's time to consider recycling. You might not realize this, but there are companies that will come out and recycle your worn-out transformers. By recycling your transformer, you can clear up much-needed space, and make money in the process; money that you can put towards a new transformer, or other updated equipment.

  • Three Tips For Adding Forklifts To Your Enterprise

    26 October 2016

    Forklifts can be essential for businesses that need to regularly move large and heavy items. Unfortunately, there are many business owners that may not give much of a thought about the safety issues that can accompany the use of these machines. To help you minimize this risk, you will want to be mindful of a few basic forklift safety tips. Have Operators Certified In Forklift Safety A forklift can be a surprisingly complicated device to operate, which can present potentially serious hazards when the forklift will be operated near other employees.

  • Safety Tips For Homeowners Renting Heavy Equipment For Landscaping Projects

    13 July 2016

    Homeowners renting heavy equipment for various landscaping projects may not have a lot of experience running machinery like skid steers or backhoes. If you are planning to rent a machine to help you get a big job done, learning more about the machine is important for your safety. Follow these important safety tips for getting your landscape project done without sustaining serious injury or equipment damage. Heavily Wooded Areas If you are clearing a wooded area to build on or to extend your existing landscape, you will be removing trees and possibly heavy bramble like wild shrubbery.

  • 3 Ways To Use Gravel In Your Landscaping

    2 May 2016

    If you have never thought about having gravel delivered to your home, you should think about using a dump truck service to have a load brought to your property. Gravel is affordable, and you can do a lot with a dump truck load of gravel. These are a few things that you can do with gravel in your landscaping. 1. Make an Affordable Driveway Would you like to have a driveway on your property?