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SAFETY ESSENTIALS

 

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Sam Steel
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.

NEWS

Safe and Sound Week – August 13 – 19

Safe and Sound Week is a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Find out more how your company can participate and show your commitment to safety by clicking here!

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.

Summer Resources

  • Make sure your company is prepared for the summer season with this safety article that includes a checklist for supervisors!
  • Keep employees safe with this Heat Safety Fact Sheet provided by OSHA. English and Spanish
  • Learn the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. English and Spanish
  • Lyme Disease Fact Sheet in English and Spanish
  • Working Outdoors in Warm Climates Fact Sheet in English
  • Black Widow Spider Fact Sheet in English and Spanish
  • Brown Recluse Spider Fact Sheet in English and Spanish
  • Lightning Safety Fact Sheet in English

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