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What to know about safety when working with subcontractors

March 14, 2022By
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When it comes to subcontracting out work, it’s crucial to keep safety top of mind, according to Sam Steel, Ed.D., safety adviser for the National Association of Landscape Professionals. read more

SafetyWatch: Safety resolutions for 2022

February 18, 2022By
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It's a great time of year for green industry companies to review their safety policies and resolve to stick with them in 2022. read more

Brass Knuckle offers new anti-fog eye protection

March 9, 2021By

Brass Knuckle added a new Spectrum safety eyewear that helps prevent lens fogging with BK-Anti-Fog anti-fog lens protection. It permanently bonds to the lens and will not wear off or wash off. The anti-fog protection exceeds European EN 166/168, according to the company. Spectrum features bowed, super-flex rubber temples that ratchet for a custom fit. They touch the wearer only... read more

John Deere produces protective face shields

April 9, 2020By

John Deere, in collaboration with the UAW, the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, is producing protective face shields at John Deere Seeding Group in Moline, Ill. Deere employees will initially produce 25,000 face shields to meet the immediate needs of health care workers in several of its U.S. manufacturing communities. Materials and supplies are ordered... read more

FMC donates masks to Philadelphia medical staff

April 1, 2020By

FMC Professional Solutions recently donated nearly 165,000 masks to five major health systems in the greater Philadelphia region to assist frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company says in a LinkedIn post that it began to source additional personal protective equipment (PPE), which is used in its laboratories, greenhouses and production facilities, in January. read more

Train for chainsaw safety

August 15, 2019By
Chainsaw operator at work (Photo: Aspen Tree Expert Co.)

For crews at Aspen Tree Expert Co. in Jackson, N.J., chainsaw training begins on day one. In fact, employees will have a solid four hours of training and education under their belts before they even put their hands on a chainsaw. “There are so many things to learn,” says Mark Chisholm, the company’s director of operations. “We train everyone across... read more