Monday, August 23, 2010


While on the show floor Tuesday, Caterpillar provided details about free customer safety resources for equipment operators to promote safety to everyone on or around heavy equipment.

Cat’s website, SAFETY.CAT.COM provides Cat product specific safety training materials and education as well as general industry and jobsite safety information. If you don’t use Caterpillar products, the safety education and training is general and useful for most equipment and work environments.

The information is universal in most cases and can be used for general safety on the work-site, said Tara Cox, customer safety services manager with Caterpillar.

The site provides more than 6,000 free training and safety resources. And, it also offers 17 safety basics videos approximately 3-to-7 minutes in length.

Safety video topics include personal protective equipment, avoiding fatigue, and avoiding slips and falls. Much of the training is based on common OSHA violations. The website provides resources for each topic listed below.

OSHA 2009 Top Violations
1. Scaffolding
2. Fall Protection
3. Hazard Communication
4. Respiratory Protection
5. Control of Hazards Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
6. Ladders
7. Powered Industrial Trucks
8. Electric, Wiring methods
9. Electrical Systems Design
10. Fall Protection Training Requirements

The training and services is designed to reduce injury and keep safety on the front of everyone’s minds.