Hedge Trimmer Safety Tips

Follow these basic safety principles to get the most productivity out of your hedge trimmer. A high-quality hedge trimmer is durable, powerful and smooth, making hard work seem almost effortless. As an operator, it’s important to remain vigilant when it comes to safety—and not allow yourself to be lulled into a false sense of security. While many of today’s hedge trimmers are designed to be safer than ever, there’s little standing in the way of careless operation.

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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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