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TAG: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Landscaper’s death ‘easily preventable,’ OSHA says

October 30, 2015By

After a four-month investigation, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found a New York landscaper’s death was “easily preventable” with proper equipment maintenance. The organization proposed a penalty of $70,000. “This worker’s death was easily preventable. The attachment and use of the required guard for the discharge chute would have kept this hazard from occurring... read more

Growth spurs new hires, promotions at Ruppert Landscape

August 15, 2014By

Ruppert Landscape, located in Laytonsville, Md., hired Sebastian Velez- Lopez and promoted Trevor Mann, Sean Davitt, Stacy Fryfogle and Charlotte McGehee at the company’s Maryland landscape construction branch to accommodate its growth. Velez-Lopez will serve as assistant production manager. He is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park where he earned a BS in plant sciences. Mann... read more

PLANET directs the Green Industry to safety resources for NAOSH Week 

May 5, 2014By

The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is held May 4–10, and the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is pointing the Green Industry toward some of its resources as part of the celebration. The organization encouraged landscape professionals to partake in its free safety program, available in English or Spanish to anyone in the industry. The program was funded by the... read more

iQ Power Tools series details OSHA PEL for silica

February 27, 2014By

iQ Power Tools is publishing an article series describing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permissible exposure limit (PEL) for silica in simple terms. The series comes on the heels of OSHA’s proposed rule to effectively cut OSHA’s PEL for silica in half. Having  studied silica for more than 10 years, iQ Power Tools is publishing its series to... read more

PLANET, OSHA agree to ally for 5 years

December 12, 2013By

David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Glenn Jacobsen, LIC, president of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), were among a group that met in Washington, D.C., to sign a new five-year agreement to continue the OSHA/PLANET Alliance, which provides workplace safety education to members of the landscape industry. “PLANET is committed to making... read more

Listen up!

February 26, 2013By

Potential hearing loss is a concern for you and your workers. Protect your team with a new, free training course. Hear this loud and clear: A 25-year-old Green Industry worker regularly exposed to occupational noise without hearing protection may have the hearing of a 50-year-old person who is not exposed. After years of noise exposure, the inner ear nerves die... read more