While safety is an area we all focus on in the landscape and irrigation industry, some areas need an occasional reminder. PVC piping systems and the solvent weld process fit into this category. Weld-On, a leader in the irrigation glue and accessory market, offers some great safety resources and tips (see below). For more information and resources like this, see the new Weld-On website.
As a small business, these are areas you think about from time to time but might not have done a lot to mitigate. While that seems like life as small business, it is important to understand there are risks not to be taken lightly. There are some resources and avenues to explore if you are unsure, have questions, or just want to learn more. Let’s start with compliance. Compliance is a large and complicated topic and by now, you have [...]
In case you were ever wondering what kind of services OSHA offers small business, here is a complete list taken directly from the OSHA Small Business, Benefits and Resources section of its site. OSHA's Free On-site Consultation Program OSHA's free On-site Consultation Program offers free and confidential advice to small and medium-sized businesses in all states across the country, with priority given to high-hazard work sites. On-site Consultation services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations. [...]
Everywhere you turn in our industry, attracting and retaining employees is on the list of top concerns. In fact, it is number one in many people's mind. Makes you wonder if we alone or are other industries in a similar bind? According to the Travelers 2015 Business Risk Index Summary, we are not alone. "Attracting & Retaining Talent" is number five on Travelers risk index list and "U.S. businesses are increasingly worried about the challenge of finding and retaining skilled labor, [...]