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Industry Codes

Landscape and horticultural services can be separated into three main segments and each area must comply with both the general industry standards (29 CFR 1910) and the construction industry standards (29 CFR 1926) depending upon the activity being performed.

NAICS Code 541320 – Landscape Architectural Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in planning and designing the development of land areas for projects, such as parks and other recreational areas; airports; highways; hospitals; schools; land subdivisions; and commercial, industrial, and residential areas, by applying knowledge of land characteristics, location of buildings and structures, use of land areas, and design of landscape projects.

Illustrative Examples

  • Garden planning services
  • Landscape architects' offices
  • Golf course or ski area design services
  • Landscape consulting services
  • Industrial land use planning services
  • Landscape design services

Cross-References

  • Establishments primarily engaged in providing landscape care and maintenance services and/or installing trees, shrubs, plants, lawns, or gardens along with the design of landscape plans are classified in Industry 561730, Landscaping Services.
NAICS Code – 541690 – Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing advice and assistance to businesses and other organizations on scientific and technical issues (except environmental).

Illustrative Examples

  • Agricultural consulting services
  • Motion picture consulting services
  • Biological consulting services
  • Physics consulting services
  • Chemical consulting services
  • Radio consulting services
  • Economic consulting services
  • Safety consulting services
  • Energy consulting services
  • Security consulting services

Cross-References

  • Establishments primarily engaged in environmental consulting are classified in Industry 541620, Environmental Consulting Services.

Frequently Cited Standards

OSHA maintains a listing of the most frequently cited standards for specified 6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Please refer to OSHA's Frequently Cited OSHA Standards page for additional information. For Landscape Counseling and Planning, use NAICS code 541320 or 541690 in the NAICS search box.

NAICS Code 561730 – Landscaping Services

This industry comprises (1) establishments primarily engaged in providing landscape care and maintenance services and/or installing trees, shrubs, plants, lawns, or gardens and (2) establishments primarily engaged in providing these services along with the design of landscape plans and/or the construction (i.e., installation) of walkways, retaining walls, decks, fences, ponds, and similar structures.

Cross-References

Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Installing artificial turf or constructing (i.e., installing) walkways, retaining walls, decks, fences, ponds, or similar structures--are classified in Sector 23, Construction;
  • Planning and designing the development of land areas for projects, such as parks and other recreational areas; airports; highways; hospitals; schools; land subdivisions; and commercial, industrial, and residential areas (without also installing trees, shrubs, plants, lawns/gardens, walkways, retaining walls, decks, and similar items or structures)--are classified in Industry 541320, Landscape Architectural Services; and
  • Retailing landscaping materials and providing the installation and maintenance of these materials--are classified in Industry 444220, Nursery, Garden Center, and Farm Supply Stores.

Frequently Cited Standards

OSHA maintains a listing of the most frequently cited standards for specified 6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Please refer to OSHA's Frequently Cited OSHA Standards page for additional information. For Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services, use NAICS code 56173 in the NAICS search box.

Establishments primarily engaged in forestry services are classified in Major Group 08. Those primarily engaged in performing shrub and tree services for farm crops are classified in Crop Planting, Cultivating, and Protecting. OSHA maintains a listing of the most frequently cited standards for specified 6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Please refer to OSHA's Frequently Cited OSHA Standards page for additional information. For Crop Planting, Cultivating, and Protecting, use NAICS code 115112 in the NAICS search box.

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