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Safety

Safety: Educate Employees to Prevent Cold Stress

On average, January is the coldest month of the year and for those who have crews out working this winter weather means employees can be at risk of cold stress, where the body’s skin temperature and internal temperature are driven down. When the body is unable to warm itself, serious cold-related illnesses and injuries may […]

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Safety: Mitigating Slips and Falls for Employees This Winter

Snow removal companies are well-aware of the threats slips and falls pose their business and the repercussions that may occur if a customer slips. But what about the crews out clearing the property when it’s at its slipperiest? While the majority of the time your crews will be able to clear a property in the […]

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The Value of OSHA 10-Hour Training

The landscape construction and lawn care industry has its fair share of risks when it comes to injuries and illnesses. Safety training helps build awareness to recognize and prevent hazards on the job site. One form of safety training available for you and your crews is the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course for the Landscape […]

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Identify and Eliminate Safety Risks with Job Hazard Analyses

Operating safely on the jobsite protects employees, reduces downtime and decreases the number of costly accidents. One step to take to become a safer company is to conduct a job hazard analysis (JHA) for specific tasks, outline the potential hazards presented and how to eliminate or mitigate these threats. Lawn care and landscaping tasks have […]

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Landscape Companies with Low Experience MODs Do These 5 Things

Landscape companies with a low Experience Modification Rating (XMOD/EMR) typically exhibit similar best practices when dealing with work-related injuries. Their proactive approach helps close claims faster and return employees to work sooner than their counterparts. The XMOD/EMR is a unique number assigned to a business that is made up of their historical loss figures and […]

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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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