The implementation of a comprehensive safety and health program is an important tool in providing both a safe, and profitable, workplace. Also provided here are employer and employee resources for Spanish speaking workers and youth workers that may be present in this workforce. The following references were selected to assist in developing a safety and health program for the landscape and horticultural industry.
PLANET/STARS Safe Company Program (PDF). Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). Describes a program which is designed for companies in the landcare industry that make a strong commitment to safety and want to help move the entire profession toward safety excellence. Safety Training Achieves Remarkable Success (STARS) members receive assistance in improving their safety programs, documenting and measuring injuries/incidents, and reducing their loss ratios. There is no cost to join the STARS program.
Job Hazard Analysis (PDF). OSHA Publication 3071, (Revised 2002). Explains what a job hazard analysis is and offers guidelines to help employers conduct their own step-by-step analysis.
Safety and Health Management Systems. OSHA eTool. Indicates four crucial questions you should be asking when it comes to safety and health programs. The detailed answers are found in the four modules of this eTool.
$afety Pays Program. OSHA. Assists employers in estimating the costs of occupational injuries and illnesses and the impact on a company's profitability.
Hispanic Outreach: Delivering the Safety and Health Message. OSHA. Hispanic Outreach: Making Inroads in Fort Lauderdale. OSHA's Fort Lauderdale Area Office joins in the agency's war on workplace fatalities. Job Safety and Health Quarterly, Volume 13. Mentions creative new ways to reach out to Hispanic and Latino workers including those working in landscaping operations.
Instituto Nacional para la Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)). Provides a Spanish language web page that includes safety and health information, links to specific Spanish language publications, and links to other Spanish language web pages.
Peligros eléctricos. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Safety and Health Topic.
Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención De Electrocuciones Debidas a Tomas De Corriente Y a Conectores Averiados (Preventing Electrocutions Due to Damaged Receptacles and Connectors). National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), (1986, October).
Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención De Electrocuciones Por Contacto Entre Grúas Y Cables De Alta Tensión (Preventing Electrocutions from Contact Between Cranes and Power Lines). National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), (1985, July).
Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención De Muertes a Los Trabajadores Que Se Ponen En Contacto Con La Energía Elécrica (Preventing Fatalities of Workers Who Contact Electrical Energy). National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), (1986, December).
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