Safety

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: 

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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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Safety Fail, Three Strikes and You’re Out!

Keep it Green Landscaping Safety Training pictured above April 15 is the deadline to participate in the Safety Recognition Awards. Author Rod Dickens talked with two winners of the Best of the Best safety recognition awards to see what they are doing right when it comes to safety at their companies. Keep it Green Landscaping […]

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Safety Advice from Winning Companies

April 15 is the deadline to participate in the Safety Recognition Awards. Author Rod Dickens talked with two winners of the Best of the Best safety recognition awards to see what they are doing right when it comes to safety at their companies. The Raimondi Horticultural Group in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, has won the Best of […]

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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 storm readiness plans in place for your business and home. Knowing what to do before, […]

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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 and posted on the NALP-OSHA Alliance page. The primary emphasis is slips, trips and falls […]

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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 from breathing silica dust. OSHA indicated that they issued the rule to curb lung cancer, […]

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Safety at its Best

Edward J. Snyder III, Owner Greenleaf Services, Inc. located in Linville, N.C. was one of PLANET’s recent Safety Recognition Awards winners but notably one of the seven recipients to have won the ‘Best of the Best’ award. This particular award honors the companies that have won the Overall Safety Achievement Award–Gold Performance status for the […]

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