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Safety and health topics [online] : landscape and horticultural services website

Call no.:
Internet only - free access
Washington, D.C.: OSHA
Electronic resource
This is the landscape and horticultural industry website of the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The three industry segments targeted are landscape and design, landscape planting and construction, and lawn maintenance and tree care. The resource gives guidance and examples on how to develop a safety and health program.
Hazards and solutions specific to the industry are given for:
+ soil preparation and grading
+ irrigation
+ hardscape construction
+ planting - trees, shrubs, lawn
+ lawn and landscape maintenance
+ tree care.
Also provided is a safety tips sheet on slip and trip injuries common in the landscape and horticultural services industry.
Coverage of the more generic hazards such as lifting, hand injuries, noise and pesticides is also provided.

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