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TAG: safety

The must-have maintenance PPE you need to stay safe on-site

April 19, 2022By
Even when performing simple tasks, safety should be at the top of a landscaper’s mind. (Photo: Stihl)

It can be easy for contractors to overlook safety but in order to stay safe on-site, follow these PPE recommendations from industry experts. read more

Stump grinding safety tips

March 23, 2022By
Ryan Lawn and Tree’s Vermeer SC70TX is outfitted with a side skirt that keeps debris from flying indiscriminately. (Photo: Ryan Logue)

Experts from Ryan Lawn & Tree and SavATree detail ways to prepare to grind a stump and tips to stay safe while providing a potentially dangerous service. read more

Why a landscaping company stretches before heading out to job sites

August 16, 2021By
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How one green industry company brought in a physical therapy firm to teach employees the importance of preventive stretching. read more

Genie offering free online supervisor training course for safety week

April 27, 2021By

The first week of May, OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down week raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to end fall fatalities and injuries on construction sites. During this year’s safety week, Genie is offering complimentary online job site supervisor training for work sites where mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPS), such as boom or scissor lifts, are used to... read more

SafetyWatch: Safety bingo

March 12, 2021By
Bingo cards (Photo: CatLane/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)

Plantenance Landscape Group in Canada incentivizes safety for its employees by making a game out of it with "safety bingo." 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