Apr. 1, 2021 • Volume 20, Issue 8 • A twice-monthly newsletter with information about workplace safety and health.
Counterfeit 3M respirators are being distributed in healthcare facilities. The Health Professionals and Allied Employees union has created a guide to identify fake masks.
A free webinar highlighting advancements in the control of silica in hydraulic fracturing will be held April 13-14.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Safety Council has resources to keep workers safe on the road.
A seed production company signed a settlement agreement to improve safety procedures and training after a worker suffered a severe leg injury.
A container shipping company faces penalties for failing to train workers on how to safely operate powered industrial vehicles.
A frozen dessert manufacturer was cited for ignoring hazards that led to two workers suffering amputations.
Read about more OSHA enforcement cases.
OSHA ordered one of the nation's largest railway companies to reinstate and pay damages to a worker who was fired after suffering a work-related injury.
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What OSHA standards apply to the landscaping industry?
Landscape and horticultural services encompass a wide range of services and hazards. Industry hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry or construction, depending on whether the work is considered maintenance or building activity. Employers in landscaping may also fall under a new rulemaking project on Tree Care Operations. Many workers in the industry are Hispanic. Employers must provide all required training to workers in a language and vocabulary they can understand. OSHA offers small businesses confidential advice for complying with its standards. OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program can work with you to address standards, training workers, and specific safety concerns at no cost. Contact your local office, and schedule a consultation visit.