Landscaping

Fact Sheets and Tips

Date Added Resource Source
Aug 2014

OSHA Hazard Bulletin: Tree Care Work: Falls and Falling Object Hazards (PDF)

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHAHB3731.pdf

There are many serious hazards in tree care work. This Hazard Bulletin focuses on the hazards from falls and falling objects which can result in serious injuries or death.

(OSHA)
Nov 2007

Can You Dig It? (PDF)

http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/can-u-digit.pdf

A Safety & Health Guide for Young Workers in Landscaping, Greenhouses & Nurseries.

(EPA)
Feb 2007

Preventing Tree Planting Injuries (PDF)

http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/treeplanting.pdf

This WorkSafe BC booklet provides information on how you can prevent injuries when planting trees. Because of the physical demands of the job, tree planters in B.C. are at risk of getting injured at work. These injuries occur mostly to the muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Feb 2006

Safety Tips Sheet No. 4: Reducing the Risk of an Amputation (PDF)

http://www.landcarenetwork.org/riskmgmt/PLANETSafetyTips4feb06.pdf

This is the fourth in a series of Safety Tips Sheets developed by the Professional Landcare Network concerning the four major hazards identified through our OSHA-PLANET Alliance. This Safety Tips Sheet is available in both English and Spanish.

(PLANET)
Jan 2006

Agricultural/industrial Mower Safety

http://www.nasdonline.org/document/61/d001625/agricultural-industrial-mower-safety.html

The following script can be used to deliver a 15-minute training session to employees. You may wish to have equipment on hand to point out safety features and demonstrate correct operating procedures. The text emphasizes important points related to agricultural/industrial mower safety.

(NASD)
Jan 2006

Dangers of Heat Stress

http://www.nasdonline.org/document/53/d001633/dangers-of-heat-stress.html

The following script can be used to deliver a 15-minute training session to employees. The text explains the impact that hot weather work can have on health, describes preventive measures, and touches briefly on first aid.

(NASD)
Jan 2006

Ergonomics for very small business – Landscaping Poster (PDF)

http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh_publications/Erg_Landscaping.pdf

Work smarter, not harder. Think ergonomics – fitting the task to the person for very small business landscaping.

(CA DOSH)
Jan 2006

Lawn Equipment Safety – A 5-Minute Safety Training Aid (PDF)

http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/pubs/videoresource/t5lawnequip.pdf

Many injuries result from the misuse of power push mowers and power line trimmers. Help reduce these accidents by following a few simple safety precautions.

(TDI)
Jan 2006

Safety Tips Sheet No. 3: Driving Defensively to Reduce the Risk of a Motor Vehicle Crash (PDF)

http://www.landcarenetwork.org/riskmgmt/PLANETSafetyTips3nov05.pdf

This is the third in a series of Safety Tips Sheets developed by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) concerning the four major hazards identified through our OSHA-PLANET Alliance. This Safety Tips Sheet is available in both English and Spanish.

(PLANET)
Sep 2005

Safety Tips Sheet No. 2: Reducing the Risk of Lifting Injuries in the Landscape and Horticulture Industries (PDF)

http://www.landcarenetwork.org/riskmgmt/PLANETSafetyTips2july05.pdf

This is the second in a series of Safety Tips Sheets developed by the Professional Landcare Network concerning the four major hazards identified through our OSHA-PLANET Alliance. This Safety Tips Sheet is available in both English and Spanish.

(PLANET)
Jun 2005

Safety Tips Sheet No. 1: Slip and Trip Injuries (PDF)

http://www.landcarenetwork.org/riskmgmt/PLANETSafetyTips1april05.pdf

This is the first in a series of Safety Tips Sheets developed by the Professional Landcare Network on the four major hazards identified through our OSHA-PLANET Alliance. This Safety Tips Sheet is available in both English and Spanish.

(PLANET)
Apr 2005

National Agricultural Safety Database - Horticulture and Landscape Maintenance

http://nasdonline.org/browse/13/horticulture-and-landscape-maintenance.html

The National Ag Safety Database provides publications and videos addressing various aspects of safety. This topic page addresses horticulture and landscaping activities.

(NASD)
Apr 2005

Guidelines for work practices using Wood Chippers

http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/safety/guidelines/woodchipper.html

It is essential that proper work practices be utilized to ensure that the wood chipping operation is undertaken in a safe manner. The following information is provided to you as a guideline for safe operation of this equipment.

(Manitoba Labor and Immigration)