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The OSHA and PLANET Alliance will focus on providing large and small landscape industry businesses and their employees, including but not limited to youth workers, "hard-to reach" and non-English speaking workers, with information and guidance that will help them reduce strains caused by manual material handling; amputations; motor vehicle crashes; as well as slip and trip injuries. The Alliance's goals include:

Training and education
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop and deliver safety training materials designed to meet the needs of the diverse workforce, using appropriate language, media, and delivery methods.
Outreach and communication
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or PLANET's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the Green Industry Conference, Green Industry Exposition, Student Career Days, Specialty Symposiums or other events.
  • Promote and encourage PLANET members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding PLANET's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by PLANET and through OSHA- or PLANET developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures (or any applicable forum).
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on green industry issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 1: Slip and Trip Injuries English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). This PLANET-developed tips sheet for employers and employees describes the possible causes of slip and trip injuries in the landcare industry and how the injuries could be prevented. (2006, June).
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 2: Reducing the Risk of Lifting Injuries in the Landscape and Horticultural Industries English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). This PLANET-developed tips sheet for employers and employees describes possible causes of lifting injuries in the landcare industry and how the injuries could be prevented. (2006, June).
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 3: Driving Defensively to Reduce the Risk of a Motor Vehicle Crash English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). This PLANET-developed tips sheet for employers and employees describes possible conditions that can cause a motor vehicle crash and offers defensive driving safety tips. (2006, June).
  • Safety Tips Sheet No. 4: Reducing the Risk of an Amputation English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). This PLANET-developed tips sheet for employers and employees provides information on amputations in the horticultural industry and offers safety tips for reducing the risk of amputations. (2006, June).
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
Additional Resources
  • PLANET/OSHA Alliance page

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