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Safety

Protecting Your Business: Rising from the Ashes – How to Recover from Disaster

‘That’ll never happen to me’ can be a common thought as you hear stories of disasters taking place. However, the truth is many incidents happen when people least expect it. While most misfortunes are unforeseen and there’s little that could be done to prevent them from occurring, how you respond to these types of emergencies […]

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A Spotlight on Industry Stars

From synergy in acquisitions, safety, strategic growth or sustainability, these industry companies are stand-outs. Synergy Star Since Mariani Landscape decided to be the best residential landscape company in the world with their “family of family companies” in December 2020, they have added 12 family-owned companies to their organization. They also created the Mariani Premier Group […]

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Tree Care: The Logistics of Storm Cleanup Services

If you’ve been debating adding a full-service tree care line, one niche aspect of this offering is post-storm cleanup. Emergency storm work is a hazardous undertaking, but going about it safely and efficiently can be a profitable endeavor. “Providing services related to storm damage is part of being a full-service tree company, and I recommend […]

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Natural Disasters and Their Impact on Insurance Rates

You only have to skim the headlines to read about a new natural disaster impacting some part of the country, from hurricanes to wildfires. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there have been 23 extreme weather events in America that cost at least $1 billion through August 2023, overtaking the year-long record total […]

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Protecting Your Business: Safety Practices to Adopt from the Construction Industry

The construction industry faces many threats that put its workers at risk and as a result, more construction firms are investing in a culture of safety to protect their employees. Each year, the Associated General Contractors of America awards construction firms that excel in safety performance with Construction Safety Excellence Awards. These winners aren’t selected […]

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Take Advantage of Custom Options for OHSA 10-Hour Training Course

If you’re looking for a way to augment your current landscape operation’s safety training, consider enrolling your employees in the 10-Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course for the Landscape Industry. This 10-hour course is designed to cover the safety hazards that landscapers in different regions have to deal with and the typical equipment used, including zero-turn […]

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Safety Culture: Avoiding Electrical Hazards

Electrocution is the sixth leading cause of occupational fatalities in the United States, according to the CDC. In the landscape industry, these deaths be a result of coming into contact with underground or overhead electrical lines. Fatalities also stem from the use of power tools and portable generators or installing and maintaining the electrical components […]

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Protecting Your Business: Focus on Safety Training When Onboarding

Statistically, the first six to 12 months with a landscape company are the most dangerous period for new employees. By taking the time to ensure proper safety training from the start, you can help lower this high incidence level for your new hires. While it may seem like common sense to include safety training in […]

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Insurance Considerations When Adding Tree Care Services

Adding on tree care services to your existing business can be a result of customer demand or a desire to diversify your revenue sources. One major consideration with the addition of this service is the question of insurance costs and coverage. Because of this, you’ll have to decide whether you want to add a tree […]

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Safety Culture: Minimize Distracted Driving

As a lawn or landscape company, you have crews leaving your headquarters every day driving to various jobsites. While simply towing a trailer has its own set of risks, distracted driving increases the likelihood of an accident occurring. “A distracted driver is much more likely to be involved in an accident than one who is […]

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