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SafetyWatch: Blower safety

January 16, 2019By

Blowers are useful for cleaning debris off of sidewalks and driveways after finishing landscape work. It’s important to know how to properly operate a blower before using it. Before starting the blower, do the following: Check the blower’s condition: Is there any damage that may affect its performance or safe operation? Test the throttle trigger to make sure it’s in... read more

SafetyWatch: Identifying blower safety hazards

October 16, 2015By

This photo was staged to show several safety hazards or dangerous work habits. How many can you identify? Click here for a list of potential hazards. Click here for downloadable versions of our October SafetyWatch.   Ed. Note: Thanks to Schill Grounds Management in North Ridgeville, Ohio, for participating in our SafetyWatch photo shoots. Schill and Landscape Management do not... read more

Download: Blower safety hazards SafetyWatch

October 16, 2015By

Featured is a downloadable version of the October 2015 SafetyWatch on safety hazards. See how many safety hazards your employees can identify. Click here to identify the safety hazards. Click here to see the list of safety hazards. read more

SafetyWatch: List of blower safety hazards

October 16, 2015By

The 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 (mpalmieri@northcoastmedia.net) or post them... read more