SafetyWatch: List of blower safety hazards

October 16, 2015 -  By

lm1015-safetywatchThe list of hazards in this photo includes, but is not limited to:

  • Operator should cease blowing when a pedestrian walks by;
  • Lack of hearing protection; and
  • Lack of eye protection.

What did we miss? We invite you—as employers and workers in the landscape industry—to share your expertise. Email your responses to LM Editor Marisa Palmieri ( or post them in the comments.

Reader submissions:

  • Safety vest, blowing towards windows and blowing debris on sidewalk.
    Millie Dukes
    Human Resources Manager
    Bland Landscaping Co..
    Apex, N.C.
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