Safety

see safety differently

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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Meet Sam Steel, Your Personal Safety Advisor

It’s critical that landscape business owners and managers foster a culture of safety in their everyday operations. NALP offers a vastly underutilized resource that members have at their disposal—a safety advisor. In fact, last year, only about 20 inquiries were posed to Sam Steel, PhD, an expert available exclusively to NALP members. But Steel is […]

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safety communication

The 3 Most Important Types of Safety Communication for Landscape Professionals

By Sam Steel Did you know that safety and health information can be more effectively shared with your employees? There is an important, complimentary role for safety briefings, safety training and safety education in your lawn and landscape business. Safety Communication No. 1: Safety Briefings First, let’s look at safety briefings and how they can […]

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Employee Issue of the Week: Increase Awareness to Boost Safe Operations

If you walk into the lobby at Raimondi Horticultural Group, in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, you instantly spot the National Association of Landscape Professionals Safety Recognition Awards it won for safe operations. They are on display for all to see. Raimondi’s CEO and president Chris Raimondi says the awards are a visible reminder to employees that […]

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Tech Tip: Summer Safety Tips

This week, we’re not going to talk about turfgrass management, we’re going to talk about the turfgrass manager – you. Most of us are sole proprietors with one or two employees that cannot afford to be on the disabled list.  As the beginning of July is just around the corner, here are some things that […]

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Summer Safety for Landscape Workers

Do you have a summer safety plan in place? From increased driving to hot temperatures, summer can pose many risks for landscape professionals. June is National Safety Month, so we wanted to make sure we put a special emphasis on your safety and provided all the tools and resources you will need this season to […]

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It’s About Time- Technology Can Make Safety Training More Efficient and Effective

Article Author Olivia McMurrey, member of the NALP Safety and Risk Management Committee  As safety training at many landscape companies has become more in-depth – to better protect workers and to satisfy OSHA expectations – it is demanding more of managers’ time, and keeping track of all the physical paperwork is challenging. Bryce Christianson, founder and […]

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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:  Please share!

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Share Your Safety Stories and Win

Share the creative, unique ways that you incorporate safety into your daily routine at the office and be entered to win an Apple Watch! Run an annual fitness competition at the office? Do a creative team stretching routine? Have creative ways to track and share your “no accident” record with staff? We would love to […]

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Help Control Workers' Compensation Costs

Author, Drew Garcia, with Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, is the program director for NALP’s Workers’ Compensation Program which provides discounts to NALP members.  As the NALP Workers Compensation Program Manager we understand the need for “Best Practices” to be utilized by landscape contractors to prevent workers’ compensation claims from occurring. However, at some point, a claim will […]

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