Tag Archives: OSHA

National Safety Stand-Down: Help Prevent Falls in the Workplace

In recognition of the National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls, NALP would like to remind our members and other green industry employers to observe these fall prevention safety tips: 

Posted in Industry Events, Safety | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on National Safety Stand-Down: Help Prevent Falls in the Workplace

Workplace Safety During Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1 and the Eastern Pacific hurricane season began mid-May. Both run through November. To help you prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane, observe Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 15-21, 2016. Ensure you have … Continue reading

Posted in Industry News, Safety | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Safety Stand-Down Week Draws Attention to Slips, Trips and Falls

May 2-6, 2016, is the third annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls. While the OSHA event is directed primarily at the construction industry, landscape professionals can benefit year-round from the tremendous safety information provided by OSHA on fall prevention … Continue reading

Posted in Safety | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

OSHA Issues New Silica Rules

Last week the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new rules related to silica which could impact any landscape companies that drill, cut, crush, or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and requires controls to keep workers … Continue reading

Posted in Industry News, Safety | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Five years later … time to celebrate!

It’s been five years since the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) merged to form the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). Mergers are never easy. They often present unique challenges that take … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Building a Training Culture

I direct this article toward small businesses that want to develop a training culture, create or access and deliver programs that maximize productivity and profit.   Two facts are important.  First, untrained people typically fail or, at best, under-perform.  Their … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment