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Amy Materson

Amy Materson is the Managing Editor of Equipment World. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama, and has been a member of the Equipment World staff since 2006. Materson’s responsibilities include managing the flow of content for the magazine and providing coverage on a variety of topics that include new product information and safety.

One-man machines: The operator should be the only person on a wheel loader

One-man machines: The operator should be the only...

Posted on May 15, 2014

The accident: Crews were working at night to replace aging cast-iron water pipes in an intersection. One worker was standing ...

Drill safe: Preparation is the key to safe horizontal directional drilling

Drill safe: Preparation is the key to safe horizontal...

Posted on May 15, 2014

The accident: Crews started working on a gas station renovation in an older residential section of a small town. The ...

Worth 1,000 words: Acquaint yourself with common safety decals

Worth 1,000 words: Acquaint yourself with common safety...

Posted on May 14, 2014

It has been said a picture is worth a thousand words, but safety decals on construction equipment are worth more ...

Heavy loads: Soil exerts tremendous pressure during cave-ins

Heavy loads: Soil exerts tremendous pressure during...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: Working in the December cold, a utility construction worker was helping install a sewer line in a 25- ...

Don’t slip up: Fall protection keeps missteps from being fatal

Don’t slip up: Fall protection keeps missteps...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: A 42-year-old ironworker foreman was working on a structural steel beam roof. After a crane lifted a beam ...

Know when to park it: Steep slopes, unstable ground can put you in perilous position on a roller

Know when to park it: Steep slopes, unstable ground can...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: A 41-year-old roller operator was working on a road extension when his machine rolled sideways down steep embankment. ...

Not so fast: Before you attach a bucket, take a closer look at your quick coupler

Not so fast: Before you attach a bucket, take a closer...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: During a water main installation, a crew member entered a newly dug lateral excavation, preparing to install pipe. ...

A safe exit: Make sure you’ve locked out controls before leaving a cab for any reason

A safe exit: Make sure you’ve locked out controls...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: A man stopped to clear debris from a dozer, getting out of the cab. When the dozer started ...

Asphalt paver precautions: These wide machines require the crew’s attention

Asphalt paver precautions: These wide machines require...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: One crew member started to move an asphalt paving machine, and struck another laborer, who became trapped under ...

Strap yourself in: Once in the cab, truck safety begins with a seat belt

Strap yourself in: Once in the cab, truck safety begins...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: Operating a truck, an operator lost control as he backed toward a steep embankment to dump a load ...

Hazards of the road: Working is a two-pronged safety proposition; both you and the drivers need to be on high alert

Hazards of the road: Working is a two-pronged safety...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: A worker was cutting concrete along the white center line of a four-lane highway. Orange reflective barrels closed ...

Just 14 ounces: That’s how much the average safety hard hat weighs

Just 14 ounces: That’s how much the average...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The near accident: A New York State Department of Transportation worker started sand blasting a bridge in preparation for painting. ...

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