Hedge Trimmer Safety

Tips for reducing your risk of injury at work Your job includes the use of various outdoor power tools and equipment that can be hazardous. Machines such as a hedge trimmer can cause serious injuries, including amputations. To avoid this risk and protect yourself while operating equipment, observe the following safety precautions while using power...

How to Keep Young Workers Safe in Landscaping

When operating power lawn mowers and other powered yard-care equipment, you must be aware of the safety practices you need to follow. It is important to be informed and use extreme caution because...

Get the Right Pair, Safety Sunglasses!

Sunglasses are not just for fashion or for the beach; they provide the necessary protection needed to block harmful ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. A good pair of sunglasses...

Focus on Safety When Using Pesticides

As part of your job in landscaping, you handle, use and work around herbicides and pesticides. While these products are very effective in repelling pests, they can also pose serious health hazards....

Don't Have a Breakdown

Because your business depends on functioning equipment to operate and maintain revenue, a breakdown could be devastating. The threat of breakdown is increasingly prevalent because...

Wood Chipper Safety for Outdoor Worker

Avoid caught-in and struck-by hazards with these pointers Wood chipper knives generally run between 1,000 and 2,000 revolutions per minute. Combine that with a powered feed mechanism, and it is fair...

How to Avoid Heat Illness

When it is hot outside, your body temperature can rise to dangerous levels. Normally, your body cools itself through sweating. However, in hot and humid weather, sweating is not enough and the result...

Five Surprising Landscaping Hazards

  Last year, a landscape worker in Missouri suffered a traumatic brain injury when a tree collapsed on him. In Pennsylvania, firefighters had to save a landscaper whose leg was pinned between a...

Protect Yourself From Harmful Chemicals While Landscaping

Protect Yourself From Harmful Chemicals While Landscaping You may use a variety of chemicals while landscaping, including herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. While these chemicals are...

Machine Guard Safety

  Use Machine Guards Machine guards are designed to protect you when working with dangerous equipment. Unfortunately, many workers also view them as an inconvenience or an obstacle to the task at...

Safe Lifting Tips for Heavy Loads

Safe Lifting Tips for Heavy Loads At work, much of your day is spent lifting, carrying and transporting heavy objects. While in many cases a machine does the grunt work, it only takes one careless...

What is OSHA? And Why is it Important to Your Business?

  Why is job safety and health important? In 2011, 4,609 employees died from occupational incidents, and there were a staggering 3.1 million total recordable cases of workplace injury and illness. On...

The 6 Fundamental Techniques of Risk Control

If you’re a business leader, then you already know the importance of risk control. It’s imperative that your business has a formal policy to limit the loss of assets and income. Here are the...

Top 10 Most Common Workplace Hazards

10 Most Common Workplace Hazards Strap in your seatbelts and grab your helmets; it’s a dangerous world out there. No, we’re not talking about jungles or the outback. This blog is about somewhere much...

Make Safety Meetings Matter!

It’s many a supervisor’s dread: The Safety Talk. Call it a safety meeting, toolbox talk, or huddle, it’s designed to keep safety top of mind. But, it can become an empty ritual when your managers...

The Benefits of Surveillance Cameras in your Business

Surveillance and video monitoring have become very affordable, easy to implement, and effective. For very little investment, cameras can stream video onto the internet so the owner can monitor...

Working with Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Flammable and combustible liquids are present at many worksites in the contracting industry. Gasoline, diesel fuel and many common products such as solvents, thinners, cleaners, adhesives,...

Spill-Proof Your Workplace

The old proverb says, “Don’t cry over spilled milk.” While it’s certainly a waste of time and energy to cry over it, you should take spills very seriously—especially those in the workplace. Whether...

Avoiding Pinch Point Injuries

It is a common misconception that pinch injuries cannot be serious. In fact, pinch point injuries can be deadly, and they are one of the most common types of on-the-job accidents. Pinch point...

Avoid Winter Slips

Winter months in Illinois present additional hazards that are typically not factors for employees during warmer weather – specifically, slip and fall concerns. With snow and ice covered conditions,...
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