Landscaping

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Feb 27, 2018
Solutions for Tree Care Hazards

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3940.pdf

OSHA’s new resource, Solutions for Tree Care Hazards, highlights common hazards in the tree care industry, and provides safety measures for employers and workers.

Source: OSHA

Dec 01, 2016
Preventing Injuries and Fatalities Among Landscape Service Workers in Washington State (PDF)

http://www.lni.wa.gov/safety/research/face/files/preventlandscapeinjuries.pdf

This summary of landscaping-related incidents was produced by Washington State Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE).

Source: LNI-SHARP

Dec 01, 2016
Landscaping

http://osha.oregon.gov/Pages/topics/landscaping.aspx

This landscaping topic page provides information from Oregon OSHA regarding rules and publications.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Oct 01, 2015
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Landscape and Horticultural Services

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/landscaping/

Landscape and horticultural services encompass a wide range of services. This topic page provides information and resources related to safety and health for landscape and horticulture work.

Source: OSHA

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

Jan 01, 2009
Temas de salud y seguridad de NIOSH: Jardinería

http://www.cdc.gov/spanish/niosh/topics/jardineria.html

Un promedio de 197 trabajadores de servicios de jardinería murieron por lesiones ocasionadas en el lugar de trabajo anualmente entre el 2003 y el 2006. La tasa de mortalidad de la industria de servicios de jardinería, de aproximadamente 25 muertes por 100,000 trabajadores, es similar a la de las industrias que son conocidas por su alto riesgo como agricultura y minería. Aunque los trabajadores de los servicios de jardinería representan un 0.8% de la fuerza laboral de los Estados Unidos, en este sector ocurre un 3.5% del total de las muertes ocupacionales.

Source: NIOSH

Oct 01, 2008
NIOSH Fact Sheet: Fatal Injuries among Landscape Services Workers (September 2008)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2008-144/default.html

An average of 197 landscape services workers died from on-the-job injuries each year between 2003 and 2006. The fatality rate for the landscape services industry, about 25 deaths per 100,000 workers, is similar to that for more recognized high-risk industries such as agriculture and mining. Although landscape services workers make up 0.8% of the U.S. workforce, they experienced 3.5% of the total occupational fatalities.

Source: NIOSH

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