Great Lakes Trenchless News

  • Training the Next Generation of HDD Operators

    When working underground, training is paramount, unfortunately the industry is facing a shortage of qualified operators who can do the work. Ask HDD contractors, they will tell you there is not a shortage of work in North America, but there is a shortage of operators to do the work. This hampers a company’s ability to add additional crews and in turn purchase new equipment.

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  • OSHA "Hot" Over Heat Stress

    OSHA is now focusing on heat related illnesses in the workplace even though it has no Standard which specifically addresses working in a hot environment. It is aggressively pursuing employers and, in a Washington memo to OSHA’s Regional Administrators, it stated that “this memo directs the Field to expedite heat-related inspections and to issue Citations … as soon as possible.”...

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