Fact Sheets and Tips

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Apr 01, 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.

Source: OSHA

Nov 01, 2007
Can You Dig It? (PDF)

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/nioshtic-2/20033057.html

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

Source: NIOSH

Nov 01, 2007
Can you dig it? A safety & health guide for young workers in landscaping, greenhouses, & nurseries.

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/nioshtic-2/20033057.html

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

Source: NIOSH

Feb 01, 2007
WorkSafe BC Topic Page: Tree planting & other silviculture

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/industries/forestry/types/tree-planting-silviculture

Here you'll find links to health and safety information and resources for work in tree planting and other silviculture.

Source: WorkSafe Online

Jan 01, 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.

Source: TDI

Jan 01, 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.

Source: CA DOSH

Jan 01, 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.

Source: NASD

Jan 01, 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.

Source: NASD

Apr 01, 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.

Source: NASD