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Safety Tips - Lightning Safety When Working Outdoors

Lightning Safety When Working Outdoors Lightning strikes can severely injure or kill workers whose jobs involve working outdoors. Workers whose jobs involve working outdoors in open spaces have significant exposure to lightning risks.

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Landscaping Tips - When in Drought

When in Drought…. Arizona’s water supply outlook is sobering as climate conditions are trending hotter and drier. Arizona’s population is rising, increasing demand. As more pressure is put on the water supply, water expenses will increase and the pressure to conserve water grows by the day.

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Landscaping Tips - Palms in the Desert Landscape

Palms are a popular addition to many landscapes in Arizona. They add architectural interest as well as horticultural uses to both residential and commercial properties. In some areas, such as the line of California Fan Palms stretching along Litchfield Road, north of I-10, they have become iconic and a much beloved brand of Goodyear and Litchfield Park.

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Safety Tips - Environmental Hazards

As outdoor workers, landscape crew members face many environmental hazards and associated risks: extreme temperatures can lead to heat- illnesses and sun exposure can cause skin cancer.

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Safety Tips - Safe Driving

In the United States, a person dies in a motor vehicle crash every 12 minutes, an injury occurs every 10 seconds and a crash takes place every 5 seconds, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Many of these incidents occur during work or when employees are traveling to or from work. On-the-job traffic accidents are more common in the landscape industry because employees often are on the road, traveling between jobsites. Given that landscaping vehicles are commonly loaded with equipment and chemicals, accidents involving them often have more serious consequences.

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