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Safety Tips - Preventing Injuries

Tips to help prevent injuries Landscaping is a dangerous profession. Heat, power tools, sharp implements, and repetitive work can all lead to painful and sometimes debilitating workplace injuries.

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Safety Tips - Working Near Roadways

Working Near Roadways- The resources below can help managers and crew members significantly reduce injury risks when working near roadways. Failure to operate equipment safety can result in cuts, lacerations and punctures which OSHA sites as the second leading injury type in the landscape and horticultural industry. Proper safety training is necessary to reduce the risk of injury.

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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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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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