SafetyWatch

SafetyWatch: Safely operate a landscape tractor

September 18, 2019By
Landscape tractor (Photo: Greenius)

Greenius provides landscape professionals with best practices for safely and effectively working with landscape tractors. read more

SafetyWatch: How to beat heat stress

August 15, 2019By and
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Summer is here. A lot of us have been waiting all winter for this weather, but if you have to work in the heat and humidity, you may not share those same feelings. Not only can it be uncomfortable, but it also can be downright dangerous if not taken seriously. That’s why it’s important for everyone in your crew to... read more

Safety Watch: Mower mortalities

July 23, 2019By
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It’s time to stop ignoring safety warnings and equipment limitations. Do your part to prevent the next riding mower fatality. read more

SafetyWatch: Operating a mini excavator

July 15, 2019By
Mini excavator operator (Photo: Greenius)

Things to know and rules to follow when operating a mini excavator. Know the machine’s limitations and operating characteristics. Never overload it. Always wear the seat belt, if equipped. If the mini excavator is equipped with a foldable rollover protective structure (ROPS), do not fasten the seat belt when the ROPS is in the down position. Keep in mind that... read more

Don’t cut safety this mowing season

May 14, 2019By
Man on mower (Photo: 3M)

Working outside in the sun certainly has its perks, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t safety hazards to consider. For example, when mowing a lawn, hearing protection seems obvious (or at least it should), but do you know why you may also need a respirator and safety glasses? Cutting grass can stir up a lot of dust, dirt and debris... read more

SafetyWatch: Pruning know-how

April 23, 2019By

 Pruning trees or shrubs can be performed at any time during the year. Landscape pros can perform pruning if branches are in the way or if a tree or shrub has outgrown its space and poses a threat to things around it. Pruning also can involve: Trimming back small tree branches (the size that can be cut with handheld... read more