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Dr. Sam Steel, NALP Safety Adviser, provides e-mail answers to members' questions about safety, OSHA policies, checklists, and forms. This service is available to members only – click here to send your inquiry.

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NEWS

New OSHA Reporting Requirements

The new reporting requirement for the OSHA 300 logs deadline is July 1, 2018. This is the date which certain employers are required to electronically submit to OSHA the information from their completed 2017 Form 300A. If you have any questions on this the NALP Safety Adviser is here to help, safetyspecialist@landscapeprofessionals.org. More about the final ruling can be found here.

Trenching and Excavation Safety

The U.S. Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta recently released a public service announcement in English and Spanish to address the increase in preventable trenching related fatalities. For more information on how to keep workers safe visit OSHA’s trenching page.

Heat Illness Prevention

  • Water, Rest, Shade is OSHA’s campaign to keep workers safe in the heat. Find out more about this important campaign and download educational and training resources for your entire crew.

Hurricane Preparedness and Response - Be Ready for Hurricanes and other Emergencies

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OSHA’s emergency preparedness and response webpage provides information on protecting workers before and after hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters strike.

United States Environmental Protection Agency website offers advice on how to prepare for a hurricane and recovery after a hurricane

NALP produced a three part series on storm preparedness several years ago. Read about Storm Preparedness at the jobsite, on the road, and at the office.

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