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SafetyWatch: Transporting dangerous goods

May 22, 2018By

 Anyone who works with dangerous goods or hazardous materials should have transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) training, including employees in shipping, drivers, people who pack and unpack containers and managers who supervise them. There are right and wrong ways to work with dangerous goods. In fact, there may be laws and regulations that cover TDG, depending on where you... read more


April 29, 2018By

Greenius is a suite of fully mobile, online training for any grounds worker for the purposes of onboarding and training new employees, and as a refresher for existing workers. With over 30 equipment videos for the workers, in English and Spanish, and 8 videos for Crew Leaders/Managers; Greenius is for those owners and managers who want to work smarter, not... read more

SafetyWatch: Handling spills

April 12, 2018By

Implement a spill response plan to ensure that your company is handling hazardous materials safely. Make sure your company uses approved and appropriate containers for all substances. Where necessary, make sure formal labels and identifications are included for dangerous goods. Refer to Hazardous Material Data Sheets for specific information on handling toxic substances. When transporting substances that represent a spill... read more

SafetyWatch: Lockout/tag-out procedures

March 19, 2018By

It’s important for companies to implement and execute lockout/tag-out (LOTO) procedures. LOTO is necessary whenever cleaning, maintenance, repair and/or inspection is performed on any machinery, equipment or device that has a source of energy connected to it that represents a potential safety hazard. Your company should have a formal LOTO procedure that: Communicates the company’s commitment to LOTO standards; Provides... read more

SafetyWatch: Using the rolling stop

March 5, 2018By
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To plow more effectively, consider using the rolling stop technique. The rolling stop is a great way to preserve your tractor’s brakes and pile snow. The technique is to take your foot off the accelerator as you approach the snow pile and glide into it. As you ease into the pile, raise the plow. The combination of drifting in and... read more

SafetyWatch: Setting targets

January 26, 2018By

Setting expectations is an important process for a safe and efficient job site. Once you have your goals established, share them with your crew. Make sure everybody knows what’s expected of the crew and of each team member. Get everyone thinking about this target. Aim high—people get more work done when they have a goal. Reassess and comment to your... read more