Heavy equipment training is one great way to keep your workers from getting hurt on the job. Forklift safety training, rigging safety training, crane safety training and Occupational Safety and Health Ace (OSHA) training are all fantastic ways to educate your workers. With this education they can try to be safer and more aware of their surroundings while on the job. Unfortunately, construction companies are one of the most unsafe working environments with about one thousand workers suffering from injury on the job every year, according to OSHA. One in five workers that are killed on the job are construction workers.
Due to good OSHA training and heavy equipment training, the number of fatally injured construction workers has decreased in the United States by about two hundred people from 2008 to 2013. Faulty, substandard equipment is often the cause of construction related accidents, which is why it is so important to have heavy equipment training so that the workers will know when the machinery may be faulty.
Heavy equipment training helps the construction workers learn how to properly use and maintain equipment so that faulty equipment will not occur. Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry and 4,209 workers were killed on the job in 2011. The average wage of a construction worker is $26.09 as of May 2013. This is a small price to pay for such a dangerous job. OSHA tries to maintain and keep the workplace as safe as possible with regular safety inspections.