TAG: SafetyWatch

Web Extra: SafetyWatch in Spanish (Spread safely)

September 18, 2018By

The following is a Spanish version of SafetyWatch from the June 2018 issue of Landscape Management. It discusses spreader safety. Find the original SafetyWatch in English here or see page 16 of the magazine. Esparza con seguridad Los esparcidores de fertilizante se usan aplicar fertilizante y otros productos granulares a la superficie. Algunos de estos productos incluyen pesticidas, semillas de... read more

SafetyWatch: Generator Safety

September 10, 2018By

It’s important to keep the following safety tips in mind when using a generator. Before using a generator, you need to be sure it’s fueled up. Remember: Never add gasoline when the unit is running or when the unit is warm. Don’t fill the tank all the way to the top. Leave an inch or two so the gas has... read more

SafetyWatch: Aerator operating hazards

August 23, 2018By

There are several types of operating hazards that may occur when running an aerator. Personal hazards are hazards that may harm you, the operator. Bystander hazards are hazards that may harm co-workers or other bystanders. Property hazards may harm the equipment or other property. Don’t leave an aerator unattended. Always park it on flat ground when not in use. The... read more

SafetyWatch: Understand loading, operating limits

July 23, 2018By

There’s a limit to what machines can lift. These limits are different with every machine and attachment. For example, the limit of pallet forks and small landscape buckets is different because with pallet forks, the load is farther away from the loader itself. A skid-steer loader operates under the same principle. Every skid-steer has a rated operating capacity (ROC), which is the... read more

SafetyWatch: Spread safely

June 18, 2018By

A fertilizer spreader is used to apply fertilizer and other granular products to surfaces. Other products might include granular pesticides, grass seed, pelletized topdressings or even de-icing products for winter walkway use. A fertilizer spreader, when properly maintained, will spread these products evenly and consistently over the surface of the ground. Parts of a fertilizer spreader include: The hopper; The... read more

Web Extra: SafetyWatch in Spanish (transporting dangerous goods)

May 30, 2018By

The following is a Spanish version of SafetyWatch from the May 2018 issue of Landscape Management. It discusses transportation of dangerous goods. Click here for the original SafetyWatch in English or see page 16 of the magazine. Transporte de bienes peligrosos Cualquiera persona que trabaje con bienes, productos o materiales peligrosos debe obtener la preparación indicada para la manipulación de... read more