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  • Step Six: Landscaping and Horticulture. OSHA and the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Alliance, (July 2008). Highlights the eventualities that can occur when working outdoors including landscaping and horticulture activities.
  • Leaving a Job Site in the Middle of a Landscape Design/Build Installation Project. National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) (formerly Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)), (November 2012, Spanish translation: March 2013). Provides safety tips for leaving a job site, including information related to site access and security, slipping/tripping hazards, and equipment and materials. Also available in Spanish.
  • Interior Plantscaping General Safety Tips Card. National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) (formerly Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)), (November 2012, Spanish translation: January 2013). Describes general safety tips to help prevent injuries during interior plantscaping activities. Also available in Spanish.
  • Mobile Device Distractions in the Workplace. National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) (formerly Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)), (March 2015, Spanish translation: May 2015). Focuses on mobile device distractions in the workplace. Also available in Spanish.
  • NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Programs. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Represents a major NIOSH effort to protect the health and safety of agricultural workers and their families.

Equipment

  • Gasoline Powered Cut-off Machines Card. National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) (formerly Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)), (November 2008, Updated March 2009). Describes general safety tips to help prevent injuries to those working with gasoline powered cut-off machines. Also available in Spanish.
  • Securing Equipment Safely for Transport. National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) (formerly Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)), (March 2015, Spanish translation: May 2015). Focuses on properly securing landscape equipment safe for transport. Also available in Spanish.
  • Safe Fueling of Vehicles, Equipment, and Containers with Liquid Fuels (Gasoline and Diesel) Card. National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) (formerly Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)), (February 2017). Describes general safety tips to help prevent injuries and fatalities while adding fuel to landscaping vehicles and equipment.
  • Operator Safety Videos. Altec. These videos are designed to familiarize you with the unit or product and are not a substitute for general training.

Ergonomics

  • Preventing Repetitive Motion Injuries in Interior Plantscaping. National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) (formerly Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)), (September 2013, Spanish translation: October 2013). Provides general safety information on how interior plantscaping workers can prevent and reduce the severity of repetitive motion injuries. Also available in Spanish.

Motor Vehicle Safety

  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 3: Driving Defensively to Reduce the Risk of a Motor Vehicle Crash. National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) (formerly Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)), (June 2006). Describes possible conditions that can cause a motor vehicle crash and offers defensive driving safety tips. Also available in Spanish.
  • Roadside Safety. National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) (formerly Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)), (September 2013, Spanish translation: November 2013). Provides general safety information on how to work next to motor vehicle traffic during landscaping projects, including the use worker safety apparel and temporary traffic safety barriers. Also available in Spanish.

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