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.

Example Programs
General Resources
  • Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs. OSHA Publication 3885, (October 2016). OSHA recently updated the Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs it first released 30 years ago, to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The new Recommended Practices are designed to be used in a wide variety of small and medium-sized business settings and present a step-by-step approach to implementing a safety and health program, built around seven core elements that make up a successful program.
  • Job Hazard Analysis. 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.
  • $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 for use by employers to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses.
  • Business Case for Safety and Health. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page. Provides information on how an effective safety and health program can improve an organization's productivity and profitability.
Hispanic Worker Resources
  • Spanish-Language Compliance Assistance Resources. OSHA.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (Equipo de Protección Personal). OSHA Fact Sheet.
  • Protect Yourself Against the Sun's Harmful Rays (Protéjase Contra Los Rayos Dañinos del Sol). 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), (October 1986).
  • 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), (July 1985).
  • 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), (December 1986).
Youth Worker Resources