TAG: SafetyWatch

SafetyWatch: Safely operate a landscape tractor

September 18, 2019By
Landscape tractor (Photo: Greenius)

Greenius provides landscape professionals with best practices for safely and effectively working with landscape tractors. read more

SafetyWatch: How to beat heat stress

August 15, 2019By and
Safety vest (Photo: 3M)

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

SafetyWatch: Operating a mini excavator

July 15, 2019By
Mini excavator operator (Photo: Greenius)

Things to know and rules to follow when operating a mini excavator. Know the machine’s limitations and operating characteristics. Never overload it. Always wear the seat belt, if equipped. If the mini excavator is equipped with a foldable rollover protective structure (ROPS), do not fasten the seat belt when the ROPS is in the down position. Keep in mind that... read more

SafetyWatch: Pruning know-how

April 23, 2019By

 Pruning trees or shrubs can be performed at any time during the year. Landscape pros can perform pruning if branches are in the way or if a tree or shrub has outgrown its space and poses a threat to things around it. Pruning also can involve: Trimming back small tree branches (the size that can be cut with handheld... read more

SafetyWatch: Pressure washer safety

March 22, 2019By

Keep the following items in mind before using a pressure washer. Pressure washers are driven by gas engines, which produce potentially toxic and dangerous fumes. Never start or operate the pressure washer in an unventilated or confined space. Additionally, the operator should always wear eye protection when using a pressure washer. Inspect the hoses and nozzles before beginning. Also check... read more

SafetyWatch: Wide-area mowing preparation

February 20, 2019By

When operating a wide-area mower, keep in mind these key items to help ensure the job is performed safely and smoothly. read more