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Safety

Heat Safety: Heat Exhaustion vs. Heat Stroke

Excerpted from the July/August issue of The Landscape Professional magazine Rolling into the dog days of summer, heat will be a constant factor your crews out in the field will face. When the human body is unable to maintain a normal temperature, heat illnesses can occur and may result in death. Workers can become overheated […]

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Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace

Safety is paramount to landscape and lawn care companies. However, one aspect of safety that can be overlooked is mental wellness. While it’s not as visible as not wearing proper PPE, neglecting mental health is just as serious. Poor mental health can result in negative job performance, communication breakdowns with co-workers, and unsafe actions on […]

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National Safety Month: Recommit to Driver Safety

June marks National Safety Month and one safety aspect to consider is refocusing efforts on making sure that your fleet is practicing safe driving. According to the National Safety Council, every seven seconds someone is injured in a car crash and every 15 minutes someone is killed in one. Workplace policies and employee education can […]

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Leveling up Your Safety Awards

Showing clients that you are a safe company is now more important than ever. The Safety Recognition Awards are a way to benchmark your safety performance and improve your safety practices, and they can also provide recognition for your employees for a job well done. In order to enter for the Safety Recognition Awards, you […]

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5 Ways Belknap Landscape Prioritizes Safety in Landscaping

Safety is a lot of work. But Belknap Landscape Co., in Gilford, New Hampshire, prioritizes safety, making it an every day part of doing business. “The most important reason that safety is so critical is that we want our employees to go home in the same condition—if not better—each day,” says Angie Carignan, human resources […]

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Safe Driving & Cell Phone Usage

Unfortunately, more than 80 percent of the nation’s 94 million cell phone owners use them while driving (at least sometimes). Today, safe driving means knowing the rules around cell phone usage when driving. In the past few years, cell phone usage has been an issue in several lawsuits, and employers may be held responsible if […]

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Cut Fleet Costs: 8 Proactive Steps for Landscape Pros

For many landscape fleets in the U.S., time—and tracking how employees are using their time—is at the core of how the business is built. If employees are not working a site, they’re driving to or from a site, or taking a break. It’s determining how these increments of time add up that is critical for […]

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Safety Tip of the Week: How to Combat Heat-related Illnesses

North American summers are hot. Most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the U.S. As a result, heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the U.S., contibuting to hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. Here’s a look at what’s in store for summer temperatures across […]

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Safety Tip of the Week: How to Avoid Dangerous Plants and Wildlife While Working Outdoors

People who work outdoors a majority of the time, like landscape professionals, are exposed to many types of hazards. Hazards vary depending on the type of work, geographic region, season and duration of time they are outside. While many plants and wildlife are safe, there are some that present safety concerns. Employers should train outdoor […]

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How to See Safety Differently

Sometimes, being safe on the job means looking at safety in a whole new way. Here, we want to bring light to how to see safety differently. When you look at the following photo in black and white, it just looks like thick brush. But danger lurks in plain sight. Now look at the photo […]

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