TAG: SafetyWatch

SafetyWatch: Safely transport trees

November 8, 2018By

Large shrubs and trees present a challenge. A large tree with a root ball is heavy. Moving it is not a one-person job or even a two-person job. Often, you can roll a large tree by the root ball to get it into a planting position, depending on the weight of the root ball. Be careful to protect the branches... read more

Web Extra: SafetyWatch in Spanish: Safety sharpen blades

October 19, 2018By

The following is a Spanish version of SafetyWatch from the October 2018 issue of Landscape Management. It discusses blade sharpening safety. Find the original SafetyWatch in English here or see page 16 of the magazine. Afilar las cuchillas seguramente Hay ciertas cosas que debe recordar cuando esté afilando la cuchilla de sus herramientas. Asegúrese que los seguros del molinillo estén... read more

SafetyWatch: Safely sharpen blades

October 16, 2018By

There are a few things to keep in mind when sharpening blades. Make sure the grinder’s guards are properly in place and the tool rest is about one-eighth of an inch from the stone and sitting at a 90-degree angle from the stones as they turn. The blade needs to fit, but if the gap is too wide, the turning... read more

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