Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment, including, but not limited to, excavators, tractors, backhoes, and skid steers, are important tools for maintaining and improving facilities, landscaping, and grounds on campus. There are numerous opportunities for injuries and property damage to occur during the operation of this machinery due to their sheer size and power, and operating locations adjacent to easily damaged equipment or installed utilities. Unsafe practices by either the operator of the equipment or those around the equipment can create very dangerous situations. Serious injuries can occur if the equipment strikes a worker or if the equipment is rolled over.

TWU has established a Heavy Equipment Safety Program to minimize the risk of injury to employees or bystanders and to avoid damage to university property. These requirements are established under OSHA’s 29 CFR 1926.600 Equipment Standard. Image of a yellow and black skid steer loader.

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