Safety When Using A Portable Ladder

When using a portable ladder in landscaping, safety should always be a top priority. Before using the ladder, inspect it for any damage or defects. Make sure it is the appropriate height for the task at hand and that it is placed on a level surface. Always maintain three points of contact with the ladder, such as two feet and one hand, and never overreach. It is also important to be aware of any overhead powerlines or other hazards in the area. By following these safety guidelines, you can help prevent accidents and injuries while using a portable ladder in landscaping.

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Tips for Safety in Trees

The holiday season has us up and down in trees more frequently. Whether it's adorning trees with twinkling lights or performing maintenance, safety in trees and accidents become increasingly common during these endeavors. However, amidst the hustle and bustle, it's crucial to prioritize safety, particularly when working at heights.

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Eye Protection Safety on the Job

Wearing the right type of eye protection equipment is the key to preventing most on-the-job eye injuries.

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Preventing Cold and Flu in the Workplace

Employees are a crucial resource at any business. There are steps you can take now, and during the flu season, to help protect the health of your employees. Develop and review sick leave policies that encourage sick workers to stay at home without fear of any reprisals. Advise all employees to stay home if they are sick until at least 24 hours after their fever* (temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher) is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicines.

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Slips and Trip Injuries

Brought to you by the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Landscape crews and other horticultural employees who work outdoors on wet, muddy, and uneven terrain are at high risk of slip and trip injuries. Often, these injuries occur at job sites, but they can also occur indoors, especially when “good housekeeping” isn’t a high priority. Slips and trips may result in broken bones, sprains, concussions, or other costly and painful injuries.

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