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TAG: Occupational Safety & Health 

OSHA cites Indiana company for heatstroke death of 23-year-old

October 12, 2016By

Federal investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited an Indiana landscaping company, Townsend Tree Service, for the heatstroke death of a 23-year-old crewmember, according to an OSHA document. The death is one of 16 heat-related deaths reported to OSHA in 2016. On July 22, Tyler Halsey was part of a three-man crew trimming trees... read more

One OSHA region, three fatal mower accidents

April 27, 2016By

Three landscapers have died from mower accidents in the past month in the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s Southwest Region. The three deaths equal the total in the previous six years, reports. The deaths took place when riding mowers overturned into small bodies of water in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas. One fatal accident like this happened in each of the years 2015, 2014 and 2010,... read more

OSHA cites The Grounds Guys for workplace injuries

February 9, 2016By

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to SNS Lawn & Landscape Services, doing business as The Grounds Guys in Lancaster, Pa. The citations included two willful, five serious and one other-than-serious safety and health violations. OSHA proposed a penalty of $42,000. In August, a The Grounds Guys employee suffered a double toe amputation... read more

OSHA issues citations to Missouri company

December 21, 2015By

A Missouri landscape company owner was fined after an employee was injured on the job The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued three citations to Cherry Landscape Services, a landscape design, construction and maintenance company based in Columbia, Mo., ABC17 News reports. Nick Murphy said he was working for Cherry Landscape when he fell while trimming... read more

Step by Step: Wearing proper PPE 
for mowing

September 8, 2015By

When you or your crews are mowing lawns, there are hazards and safety concerns on every property. It’s vital you and your team stay safe by wearing the right personal protective equipment (PPE). Each job is different and will require its own set of PPE. So, don’t forget to do a job site assessment beforehand to see what’s needed. For... read more