Landscape and Horticultural Services
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.
- Sample Safety and Health Program for Small Business. OSHA.
- Injury and Illness Prevention Model Program for Employers with Intermittent Employees. California Department of Industrial Relations, (October 1996).
- 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.
- Safety and Health Management Program Guidelines; Issuance of Voluntary Guidelines. OSHA Federal Register Notice 54:3904-3916, (January 26, 1989). Provides safety and health program management guidelines are for use by employers to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses.
- Elements of an Effective Safety and Health Program. OSHA Slide Presentation, (1989). Summarizes safety and health program guidelines.
- Safety and Health Add Value (PDF). OSHA Publication 3180. Describes how safety and health add value to your business, your workplace, and your life.
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)*. 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).
- 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
- Young Workers. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
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