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TAG: Heat safety

National Heat Safety Coalition established

July 27, 2021By

Alliance to establish heat-safety standards and protocols for industrial sectors founded with the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut and manufacturers Magid and Mission. read more

SafetyWatch: How to beat the heat with these safety tips

June 29, 2021By
Landscaper shading eyes during hot day (Photo: JulieanneBirch/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)

Sam Steel, Ed.D., National Association of Landscape Professionals safety adviser, offers advice to help avoid heat stress. read more

National news roundup

August 26, 2019By and
The Vermeer campus after the July 2018 tornado. (Photo: Vermeer)

We take a quick look at the industry news happening around the nation over the past month that landscape contractors should be aware of. read more

NIOSH, OSHA update heat safety app for outdoor workers

June 19, 2017By

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), along with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated and redesigned its Heat Safety Tool, an app developed to help workers stay safe when working outdoors in hot weather. The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices,... read more

SafetyWatch: Sun Safety

August 5, 2016By

Sunburns or repeated exposure to the sun can lead to skin cancer and cause death. Apply sunscreen every couple of hours, especially to the most vulnerable areas: face, necks, ears and exposed shoulders and forearms. It’s also important to wear or have: Light colored, loose-fitting shirt sleeves and long pants; A wide-brimmed hat to shield your face, ears and neck;... read more