Landscape and Horticultural Services

Standards

Landscaping and horticulture hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry if work is considered maintenance activity and construction if work is considered building activity.This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to landscape and horticulture services.

OSHA Standards

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 and Horticultural Services, use NAICS code 561730 in the NAICS search box.

Other Highlighted Standards

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces

1910.22, General requirements.

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1910.23, Ladders.

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1910.27, Scaffolds and rope descent systems.

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1910 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment

1910.134, Respiratory Protection.

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1910.136, Foot protection.

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1910.138, Hand Protection.

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1910 Subpart J - General Environmental Controls

1910.147, The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout).

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1910 Subpart K - Medical and First Aid

1910.151, Medical services and first aid.

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1910 Subpart N - Materials Handling and Storage

1910.178, Powered industrial trucks.

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1910 Subpart P - Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand-Held Equipment

1910.243, Guarding of portable powered tools.

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1910 Subpart R - Special Industries

1910.268, Telecommunications.

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1910 Subpart S - Electrical

1910.332, Training.

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1910.334, Use of equipment.

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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1030, Bloodborne pathogens. See also Most Frequently Asked Questions Concerning the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030. Provides answers to the most commonly asked questions related to the BBP standard.

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Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
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1926 Subpart C - General Safety and Health Provisions

1926.25, Housekeeping.

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1926 Subpart D

1926.50, Medical services and first aid.

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1926.51, Sanitation.

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1926 Subpart E - Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment

1926.100, Head protection.

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1926.101, Hearing protection.

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1926.102, Eye and face protection.

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1926 Subpart I - Tools - Hand and Power

1926.307, Mechanical power-transmission apparatus.

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1926 Subpart K - Electrical

1926.403, General requirements.

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1926 Subpart L - Scaffolds

1926.451, General requirements.

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1926 Subpart M

1926.501, Duty to have fall protection.

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1926 Subpart O - Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations

1926.600, Equipment.

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1926.601, Motor vehicles.

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1926.602, Material handling equipment.

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1926.604, Site clearing.

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1926 Subpart P

1926.651, Specific Excavation Requirements.

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1926 Subpart W - Rollover Protective Structures; Overhead Protection

1926.1000, Scope.

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1926.1001, Minimum performance criteria for rollover protective structures for designated scrapers, loaders, dozers, graders, crawler tractors, compactors, and rubber-tired skid steer equipment.

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1926.1002, Protective frames (roll-over protective structures, known as ROPS) for wheel-type agricultural and industrial tractors used in construction.

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1926.1003, Overhead protection for operators of agricultural and industrial tractors used in construction.

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1926 Subpart X - Stairways and Ladders

1926.1060, Training requirements.

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State Standards

There are 28 OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

Additional Federal Register notices

Note: The notices in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

Additional Directives

Note: The directives in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

National Consensus Standards

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

The following voluntary ANSI standards may be applicable to the landscaping and horticultural industry. Compliance with ANSI standards does not ensure compliance with OSHA policy, although the requirements of some ANSI standards have been adopted within OSHA standards. This list is provided for reference use only.

  • A10.14, Requirements for Safety belts, Harnesses, Lanyards, Lifelines, and Drop Lines for Constructional and Industrial Use
  • A14.1, Ladders - Portable Wood - Safety Requirements
  • A14.2, Ladders - Portable Metal - Safety Requirements
  • A14.5, Stepladders and Platform Ladders, Aluminum Magnesium, Fiberglass Ladders
  • A92.2, Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Aerial Devices
  • A300, Tree Care Operations - Tree, Shrub and Other Woody Plant Maintenance - Standard Practices
  • B30.5, Mobile and Locomotive Truck Cranes
  • B71.1, Powered Lawn Mowers and Garden Tractors
  • B71.3, Snow Throwers
  • B71.4, Commercial Turf Type Equipment
  • B71.6, Shredders and Grinders
  • B71.8, Tillers
  • B175.1, Gasoline Powered Chain Saws, Safety Requirements
  • B175.2, Blowers
  • B175.3, Trimmers and Brushcutters
  • Z41, Protective Footgear Requirements
  • Z87.1, Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection Devices
  • Z89.1, Personnel Protection - Protective Headgear for Industrial Workers - Requirements
  • Z133.1, Arboricultural Operations Safety
  • Z308.1, Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits
  • Z359.1, Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems, and Components