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Safety Training

Best Practices for Safety

In the landscaping industry, we must take safety seriously. The last thing any landscape business owner wants to face is an injury or an accident. So often, these errors can be prevented with proper safety training and protocols. Sam Steel, PhD, is a safety expert available exclusively to NALP members. He has seen first-hand how […]

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Safety Case Study: A Look at Environmental Enhancements, Inc.’s Safety Program

At Environmental Enhancements, Inc., a landscaping company based in Sterling, Virginia, a robust safety program is helping to keep all team members safe. HR Manager Carmen Kesteven says that safety is the company’s number one priority. She shares a few things that have worked best for them. Everyone Starts “New” One thing that Kesteven says […]

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New Technology May Require New Safety Awareness and Training

With the onset of 2021, I have now been around the safety and health management field for 55 years! I know I am giving away my age to our readers, but it all began with safe tractor driving programs for my high school agriculture/horticulture students and FFA club members in 1966. Today, I continue spreading […]

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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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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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dangerous plants and wildlife

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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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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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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