TAG: employee safety

How Belknap Landscape Co. stepped up its safety training program

May 24, 2018By

When Belknap Landscape Co.’s spring safety meeting routine got a little stale, Mark Smith, Belknap’s construction and tree operations manager, tapped outside resources to shake it up. Get the inside scoop on the new program, as well as a few tips on how to create better safety programs. To learn more about Belknap, check out the full article. To see... read more

Landscaper killed after mower topples

April 12, 2016By

A landscaper died in early April after being trapped under a zero-turn mower that tipped over into a creek in Little Rock, Ark., Arkansas Online reported. Sammy Craig, 32, of Land Design, was mowing outside an apartment complex when the mower tipped over on a steep, grassy embankment and fell into a creek, according to the report. The mower was lifted... read more

Free road safety guide available

June 3, 2014By

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) announced the publication of NETS’ Comprehensive Guide to Road Safety. The publication was produced by a committee from NETS’ board of directors. The guide is for employers of large or small fleets of all vehicle types with new, developing or advanced road safety programs. It’s available free via the NETS website. NETS’... read more

It’s tick season: How to protect workers from Lyme disease

April 15, 2014By

As you send workers out to a lawn care landscaping job, it is important to make sure they are mindful of ticks—little critters found in grasses and wooded areas that can carry bacteria that cause potentially debilitating conditions including Lyme disease. Just last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there were about 300,000 new cases of... read more

Say no to ZTR mower mishaps

June 1, 2004By

Training needs to address the fact that many zero-turn operators are foreign born. read more