SafetyWatch: Ice melt safety

January 14, 2020By
Ice melt in action (Photo: Natural Alternative)

When it comes to applying ice melt products, there are a few things snow contractors should keep in mind to ensure it’s done properly and safely. Consider using a product that has a pattern indicator, which is a colorant, so you can see where you’re applying, especially during a snowstorm. Keep in mind that as much as 30 percent of... read more

SafetyWatch: Proper winter attire

December 27, 2019By
Photo: Greenius

Dressing for the job is important to make winter work comfortable and manageable The real challenge when dressing for winter work is to keep skin warm and dry — perspiration can make clothing damp or wet. The key piece of clothing is the upper-body base layer, such as a T-shirt made from a material that won’t get soaked from sweat,... read more

SafetyWatch: Morning prep advice

December 9, 2019By
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Many costly mistakes can be avoided if your morning prep is done correctly and consistently. Profit margins are often thin on landscaping jobs. It’s been estimated that an hour of wasted time on the job can ruin a project’s daily budget. Where are those profits recovered? Perhaps in wages, bonuses or even layoffs. If landscape pros leave the yard in... read more

SafetyWatch: Adopt a checklist for safety training

November 14, 2019By
Crew members going through safety checklist (Photo: Greenius)

A few reasons to adopt a standard checklist for safety training As the year is winding down, it’s a good time to reevaluate how your company keeps track of its safety training. Training checklists can be a supervisor’s best friend. This is where knowledge moves from theory to practice under the guidance of management. The nice thing about checklists is... read more

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
Safety vest (Photo: 3M)

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