TAG: SafetyWatch

SafetyWatch: Morning prep advice

November 15, 2019By
Photo: Greenius

Many costly mistakes can be avoided if your morning prep is done correctly and consistently. Profit margins are often thin on landscaping jobs. It’s been estimated that an hour of wasted time on the job can ruin a project’s daily budget. Where are those profits recovered? Perhaps in wages, bonuses or even layoffs. If landscape pros leave the yard in... read more

SafetyWatch: Adopt a checklist for safety training

November 14, 2019By
Crew members going through safety checklist (Photo: Greenius)

A few reasons to adopt a standard checklist for safety training As the year is winding down, it’s a good time to reevaluate how your company keeps track of its safety training. Training checklists can be a supervisor’s best friend. This is where knowledge moves from theory to practice under the guidance of management. The nice thing about checklists is... read more

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