SafetyWatch: List of dangerous work habits

March 12, 2015 -  By

SafetyWatch list of hazards

LM0315schill-8435retouchedRThe list of hazards in this photo includes, but is not limited to:
-Improper lifting.
-Lack of safety vest.
-Insufficient traffic direction.

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 ( We’ll publish your responses in a future issue or with the online version of this story.

Update: Reader input

-Work gloves needed.
-Hard hat might be appropriate.
-It appears some equipment and items inside trailer are loose and might not be strapped down sufficiently for travel.
-Safety cone should be further back a ways from back of trailer. Safety cone is dirty.  Perhaps it should be cleaned up or replaced.

Scott T. Nielsen
Former owner
Panoramic Landscape Co.
Itasca, Ill.

PHOTO: Laura Watilo Blake


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