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Industry Segments

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.

SIC Code 0781 - Landscape Counseling and Planning

Describes establishments primarily engaged in landscape planning and in performing landscape, architectural and counseling services, including:

  • Garden planning
  • Horticultural advisory or counseling services
  • Landscape architects
  • Landscape counseling
  • Landscape planning

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.

SIC Code 0782 - Lawn and Garden Services

Describes establishments primarily engaged in performing a variety of lawn and garden services including:

  • Bermuda sprigging services
  • Cemetery upkeep, independent
  • Garden maintenance
  • Garden planting
  • Lawn care
  • Lawn fertilizing services
  • Lawn mowing services
  • Lawn mulching services
  • Lawn seeding services
  • Lawn spraying services
  • Lawn sprigging services
  • Mowing highway center strips and edges
  • Seeding highway strips
  • Sod laying
  • Turf installation, except artificial

[Establishments primarily engaged in the installation of artificial turf are classified in Construction Industry, Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified. 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 Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified, use NAICS code 238990 in the NAICS search box.]

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 Lawn and Garden Services, use NAICS code 56173 in the NAICS search box.

SIC Code 0783 - Ornamental Shrub and Tree Service

Describes establishments primarily engaged in performing a variety of ornamental shrub and tree services, including:

  • Arborist services
  • Ornamental bush planting, pruning, bracing, spraying, removal
  • Ornamental tree planting, pruning, bracing, spraying, removal, and
  • Tree trimming for public utility lines
  • Trees, ornamental: planting, pruning, bracing, spraying, removal, and
  • Utility line tree trimming services

[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.]

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.

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