TAG: safety

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

No business like snow business

August 15, 2019By
MAAC Property Services staff (Photo: MAAC Property Services)

Adam Schlutt of MAAC Property Services discusses his reluctance to join the family business, his company’s challenges and his approach to the labor issue. read more

Safety Watch: Mower mortalities

July 23, 2019By
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It’s time to stop ignoring safety warnings and equipment limitations. Do your part to prevent the next riding mower fatality. read more

Editorial Advisory Board: May 2019

May 16, 2019By

Landscape professionals and industry consultants answer the question: How do you address distracted driving or other safety issues among employees? read more

Experts’ Tips: Safely mowing steep grades

April 23, 2019By
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The challenge: How can landscape pros insure safety when mowing on slopes and steep grades? read more

Handheld tools for hardscape projects

April 15, 2019By
Photo: Outback Landscape

Having the right tool for the job saves crews time and energy and reduces the risk of an injury. For hardscape projects, there are several tried-and-true handheld tools to get the job done. Here’s a look inside the toolboxes of contractors from around the country. Tools that limit strain Located in South Windsor, Conn., Bahler Brothers offers design/build, landscape lighting... read more