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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.

How to break through apathy and other barriers to implementing safety training on the jobsite

How to break through apathy and other barriers to...

Posted on Jun 11, 2014

As many as a million construction workers participated in OSHA’s National Fall Safety Stand Down last week. I saw a ...

DOL reaches agreement with contractor for $5 million in back wages for 500 workers

DOL reaches agreement with contractor for $5 million in...

Posted on Jun 10, 2014

Approximately 200 construction workers will receive $3.8 million in back wages and fringe benefits after a settlement between the U.S. ...

NRMCA launches online safety series for mixer truck drivers

NRMCA launches online safety series for mixer truck...

Posted on Jun 06, 2014

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is ensuring training for mixer truck drivers is easier than ever by launching a ...

5 steps to effective conflict resolution at your construction company

5 steps to effective conflict resolution at your...

Posted on May 23, 2014

We all experience some conflict from time to time, whether it’s in our personal lives or on the jobsite. Minor ...

3 steps to establishing constant communication between workers for a safer construction jobsite

3 steps to establishing constant communication between...

Posted on May 20, 2014

There’s a lot of safety buzz going on lately. More than 30 construction firms just wrapped up the first annual ...

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. ...

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