TAG: SafetyWatch

Web Extra: SafetyWatch in Spanish (workplace violence)

November 20, 2017By

The following is a Spanish version of Safety Watch for the November 2017 issue of Landscape Management. It discusses how to avoid workplace violence. Click here for the original Safety Watch in English or see page 14 of the magazine. Evita la violencia en el lugar de trabajo La violencia en el lugar de trabajo se define como la fuerza... read more

SafetyWatch: Avoid workplace violence

November 20, 2017By

Workplace violence is defined as physical force, an attempt at physical force or a threat of physical force by someone against a worker in a workplace that causes or could cause harm to the worker. Keep in mind, things don’t have to become physical to be considered violent. If you are dealing with an agitated person, remember that getting out... read more

SafetyWatch: Trim safely

October 17, 2017By

To run a trimmer safely, operators must wear various pieces of personal protection equipment. These items include safety glasses with side shields; ear plugs or muffs; gloves, if conditions call for them; pants; a shirt or jacket that fits firmly with no strings, frills or dangling straps; and approved safety shoes or boots with nonslip soles, a protected toe and... read more

SafetyWatch: Securing a trailer load

June 2, 2017By

Here are a few guidelines for loading and securing your landscape equipment trailer. Remember to check with your state or province for specific regulations. Load larger and heavier equipment first, and move it to the front of the trailer. Load smaller equipment last. It may be damaged if you load it in front of heavier equipment. Next, secure the equipment.... read more

SafetyWatch: Use a snow blower properly

January 12, 2017By

There are a few important things to know about using a snow blower: ⦁ Carefully manage where the snow discharges by controlling the direction of the discharge chute and angle of the deflector. Be sure to adjust them as you approach unwanted targets. ⦁ The blower can pick up anything from the surface it’s cleaning, including rocks, pet chains and... read more

SafetyWatch: Leaf blower tips

November 10, 2016By

Before you use a leaf blower, consider these guidelines. Be considerate of bystanders and adjoining property owners—never blow in the direction of people, pets, roads, vehicles and buildings. And never blow at open doors or windows. When people approach, stop working until they pass. Be aware of who and what is around you at all times. It is easy to... read more