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Ladders can be used for a number of tasks in the landscape industry, including pruning trees, cleaning gutters, installing holiday décor, or installing/maintaining interior plantscaping. Even a fall from a relatively low height can result in painful and permanent injuries. According to OSHA, ladders are number four in the top 10 standards most frequently cited […]
The post Safety Culture: Step Up Your Ladder Safety appeared first on The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
Spring has sprung, and it is also prime time for insurance renewal dates. When you’re caught up in the hectic nature of the season, you might not be taking the time to review your policy before its expiration. Drew Garcia, vice president of Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, says landscape professionals should be reviewing their policies […]
The post Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute for Insurance Renewals appeared first on The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
For much of our industry, a new season is rapidly approaching, and employers will be recruiting workers to meet the landscaping needs of their customers. Many new hires come into the landscape field with very little awareness of the risks and hazards which they could face if they don’t receive proper safety training. Yearly data […]
The post New to the Crew: Protecting New Hires from Workplace Hazards appeared first on The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals.