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Landscape Contractor Safety Resources
There is a lot of great information on the internet for landscape professionals to use, the problem is it takes some digging around to find great resources. Landscape Today strives to find and consolidate industry links that would benefit landscape professionals.
While this is a work in progress, we thought we share with you some of the links we have consolidated so far on safety for landscape contractor safety resources and other important safety links. As we get closer to completing the list, we will consolidate these links in the Resources section on Landscape Today.
For a great tailgate safety program in English and Spanish see the link from Ohio State University at the end of this list.
National Association of Landscape Professionals
- NALP OSHA Alliance
- NALP Safety and Risk Management
- NALP Safety Benchmarking
- NALP Landscape Safety Training Program
- NALP STARS Safe Company Program
- NALP Risk Control Safety Tools
- NALP Safety Recognition Awards
- NALP Other Safety Resources
California Landscape Contractors Association
Government & Education
OSHA – Department of Labor
These are links to the OSHA website for the section dedicated to Landscape and Horticultural Services. This list of links is provided to help our readers get to helpful information faster, and is not meant to be a comprehensive and complete list of requirements. Every business should consult with the proper professionals to make certain your business needs are met.
- Safety and Health Topics – Landscape and Horticultural Services
- Landscape and Horticulture Services – OSHA. Provides information for SIC Code 078 – Landscaping and Horticultural Services, including Bureau of Labor Statistics, top 10 cited standards, and potential industry hazards.
- Tree Care Work: Falls and Falling Object Hazards – 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. These hazards also account for a high proportion of the tree care fatalities investigated by Federal OSHA.
- Hazards and Solutions – Landscaping and horticultural service workers are at risk of injury from a wide variety of potential hazards in this industry, including exposure to chemicals, noise, machinery, lifting, construction, and weather related hazards. This page helps identify potential hazards and possible solutions to specific activities within the landscape and horticultural services industry.
- Safety and Health Programs -The implementation of a comprehensive safety and health program is an important tool in providing both a safe, and profitable, workplace. Also provided here are employer and employee resources for Spanish speaking workers and youth workers that may be present in this workforce. The following references were selected to assist in developing a safety and health program for the landscape and horticultural industry.
- Additional Information –
- OSHA State Approved Plans – Please refer to this page to learn more about OSHA State Approved Plans.
- Alaska Division of Labor Standards and Safety
- Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH)
- State of California Department of Industrial Relations (Cal/OSHA)
- Connecticut Department of Labor (CONN-OSHA)
- Hawaii – Occupational Safety and Health
- Illinois OSHA
- Indiana IOSHA Indiana Department of Labor
- Iowa OSHA
- Kentucky Occupational and Safety Health Programs
- Maine – Public Sector Workplace Safety & Health
- Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)
- MIOSHA – Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Minnesota OSHA
- Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- New Jersey (PEOSH) Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health
- New Mexico OSHA
- New York DOSH Department of Public Employee Safety and Health
- North Carolina – NCDOL North Carolina Department of Labor
- Orgeon OSHA
- Puerto Rico OSHA
- South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Utah Occupational Safety and Health
- Vermont OSHA
- Virgin Island OSHA
- Virginia Department of Labor
- Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Safety & Health
- Wyoming OSHA
- University of California Online Training for Pest Management Professionals and Pesticide Applicators
- California Landscape Contractors Association – Consider Free Cal/OSHA On-Site Consultation
- Florida Friendly Green Industry Best Management Practices
- Online Training for Florida Green Industry Best Management Practices
- Employee Training for Landscape Professionals (Super Crew) – University of Georgia
- Free Webinars for Busy Urban Agriculture Professionals – UGA Extension
- Professional Improvement for Landscapers and Nurserymen
- Safety Checklists for New Landscape Employees – UGA Extension
- Tailgate Safety Training for Landscaping and Horticultural Services – Available modules in both English and Spanish this is a very comprehensive list of tailgate training modules for the landscape industry.
Disclaimer: These are resources we have uncovered that may be of assistance to landscape industry professionals. This information is not intended to be used for legal purposes or for compliance issues. Landscape Today shall not be responsible for any damages including direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary, consequential damages, lost revenues, lost profits, damage to or loss of products, loss of data, or any claims or damages whatsoever, arising out of or in connection with your use of this web site or any linked external sites. These resources are not intended to provide specific advice or to cover all subject matters. Landscape Today’s goal is to merely try to aggregate resources which may be available to landscape professionals.