TAG: workplace safety

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: Near misses

March 8, 2016By

If you don’t already have one, establish a system for reporting close calls. Did you almost have a serious accident? Did you witness a co-worker almost have a serious accident? Maybe you saw a bystander almost get injured on your company’s worksite. Each of these occurrences is called a near miss. Some companies have a formal reporting system for this information;... read more

OSHA issues citations to Missouri company

December 21, 2015By

A Missouri landscape company owner was fined after an employee was injured on the job The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued three citations to Cherry Landscape Services, a landscape design, construction and maintenance company based in Columbia, Mo., ABC17 News reports. Nick Murphy said he was working for Cherry Landscape when he fell while trimming... read more

PLANET, OSHA agree to ally for 5 years

December 12, 2013By

David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Glenn Jacobsen, LIC, president of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), were among a group that met in Washington, D.C., to sign a new five-year agreement to continue the OSHA/PLANET Alliance, which provides workplace safety education to members of the landscape industry. “PLANET is committed to making... read more

PLANET honors companies for safety

August 21, 2013By

PLANET revealed the recipients of this year’s Safety Recognition Awards Program, acknowledging landscape industry professionals who consistently demonstrate commitment to safety. The program is sponsored by CNA. “PLANET and CNA work together through this program to help companies maintain the highest safety standards,” said Craig Clark, chair of PLANET’s safety committee. “These awards are an important way to recognize and... read more

ValleyCrest rewards safe employees

August 6, 2013By

Integrated landscape services firm ValleyCrest Landscape Cos. celebrated its 2013 National Safety Awareness Day by rewarding four of its many safe employees with new trucks. The presentation of the trucks was a featured part of safety events held across the country, where more than 10,500 employees gathered to recognize superior performance in workplace safety. Over the past 11 years, the... read more