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SafetyWatch: An education in safety

April 8, 2021By

Sam Steel, Ed.D., gives a lowdown on NALP's 10-Hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration Construction Safety Course for the Landscape Industry. read more

SafetyWatch: Winter pruning wisdom

February 10, 2021By
Tree care professional pruning (Photo: Davey Tree Expert Co.)

Manny Nassar, technical adviser for the Davey Institute, offers up safety advice for landscape professionals performing winter tree pruning. read more

How to improve work truck safety

August 5, 2020By
Truck bed (Photo: Reading Truck Group)

Contributor Susan Lackey of Reading explains how landscape company can improve their safety procedures involving work trucks. read more

SafetyWatch: Hand tool safety

March 10, 2020By

It’s important to keep safety in mind when using different types of shovels Round mouth shovel The round mouth shovel is meant for digging, planting and moving material. It has a pointed end for driving into the ground or into piles of material and can also be used to trim sod or cut through thin roots. Landscapers should be careful... read more

SafetyWatch: Avoiding performance issues on the job

February 13, 2020By
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Consider the following items when evaluating why employees may not have met their performance standards 1. They don’t know what they’re supposed to do. Make sure crews understand their responsibilities. 2. They fear negative consequences for doing their job. Some crew members may resent an ambitious coworker and pressure him or her to do less. 3. They don’t understand the... read more

SafetyWatch: Proper winter attire

December 27, 2019By
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Dressing for the job is important to make winter work comfortable and manageable The real challenge when dressing for winter work is to keep skin warm and dry — perspiration can make clothing damp or wet. The key piece of clothing is the upper-body base layer, such as a T-shirt made from a material that won’t get soaked from sweat,... read more