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Safety and Health Programs

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.

Example Programs
General Resources
Hispanic Worker Resources
  • Spanish-Language Compliance Assistance Resources. OSHA.
  • 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.
  • Spanish-We Can Help. OSHA.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (Equipo de Protección Personal) (PDF*). OSHA Fact Sheet.
  • Hazards of Operating Unguarded Stone Cutters and Splitters in Landscaping and Other Worksites (Peligros de operar máquinas cortadoras de piedra sin guardas de seguridad en paisajismo u otros sitios de empleo). OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB), (2013, January).
  • Protect Yourself Against the Sun's Harmful Rays (Protéjase Contra Los Rayos Dañinos del Sol) (PDF). OSHA Publication 3168, (2000).
  • Information on the Risks of Chemical Products (Información Sobre Los Riesgos de Los Productos Químicos) (PDF). OSHA Publication 3117, (1989).
  • OR-OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Program in Spanish (Programa en Español de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo de OR-OSHA (PESO)). Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division. Includes ready-to-use bilingual (English/Spanish) tailgate safety training lessons and PowerPoint presentations.
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (Instituto Nacional para la Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional). 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.
  • Electrical Safety (Peligros eléctricos). National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Safety and Health Topic.
  • Preventing Electrocutions Due to Damaged Receptacles and Connectors (Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención De Electrocuciones Debidas a Tomas De Corriente Y a Conectores Averiados). National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), (1986, October).
  • Preventing Electrocutions from Contact Between Cranes and Power Lines (Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención De Electrocuciones Por Contacto Entre Grúas Y Cables De Alta Tensión). National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), (1985, July).
  • Preventing Fatalities of Workers Who Contact Electrical Energy (Petición De Ayuda Para La Prevención De Muertes a Los Trabajadores Que Se Ponen En Contacto Con La Energía Elécrica). National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), (1986, December).
Youth Worker Resources

*Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 693-2300 for assistance accessing PDF materials.

All other documents, that are not PDF materials or formatted for the web, are available as Microsoft Office® formats and videos and are noted accordingly. If additional assistance is needed with reading, reviewing or accessing these documents or any figures and illustrations, please also contact OSHA's Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 693-2300.

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