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TAG: OSHA

SafetyWatch: Spring cleanup safety

February 24, 2021By
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Sam Steel, Ed.D., explains how landscape professionals can ensure their safety, as well as the safety of others, when performing spring cleanups. read more

Developing an effective health and safety plan

August 17, 2020By
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Sam Steel, Ph.D., safety adviser of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, explains how to create an effective health and safety plan. read more

SafetyWatch: Staying safe during COVID-19

May 8, 2020By
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Follow these guidelines to keep your green industry operation, as well as employees, safe during the coronavirus outbreak. read more

SafetyWatch: How to beat heat stress

August 15, 2019By and
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Summer is here. A lot of us have been waiting all winter for this weather, but if you have to work in the heat and humidity, you may not share those same feelings. Not only can it be uncomfortable, but it also can be downright dangerous if not taken seriously. That’s why it’s important for everyone in your crew to... read more

Government Affairs: We’ve made progress, but work-related injuries still too high

August 6, 2019By

In the early 2000s, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed a list of seven target industries on which to concentrate its compliance and enforcement efforts. At the top of that list were landscape contractors. OSHA chose these seven target industries based upon their high incidence of severe work-related injuries and workdays lost due to those injuries. Industry... read more

Best practices for irrigation installation contracts

February 6, 2019By
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Securing commercial irrigation installation projects is great for your business, just make sure the contracts protect you and your employees. read more