General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Jan 2008

Instructor Guide for the Landscaping and Horticultural Services Industry (PDF)

This Instructor Guide is designed to improve training techniques to better reach adult learners and a diverse workforce. This manual will guide instructors through safety training courses: tractor, motor vehicle, skid steer, chipper/shredder, tree trimming, aerial lift, and mowing and trimming and assist them in planning and preparing learning activities. This material was produced under grant number 46G3-HT04 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor and produced by K-State Research and Extension, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

Apr 2006

Teen Workers Landscaping: Plant Your Feet on Safe Ground!

Welcome to the OSHA Teen Summer Job Safety page. OSHA wants you to enjoy working in the landcare industry and be safe on the job. This page provides the working teen with some safety working tips in the areas of general safety, and recommendations to prevent injury from sun-ultraviolet radiation-heat, pesticides, electrical hazards, noise and injuries to the eye.

Dec 2005

OSHA Assistance for the Tree Care Industry

The new Safety and Health Topics Page is a product of OSHA's former Alliance with the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). Users can access information to develop and implement comprehensive safety and health programs, and learn how to recognize and address potential industry hazards, including overhead power lines, falling branches, and faulty safety equipment, to name just a few of the dangers.

Aug 2005

Oregon OSHA Information for Landscape Contractors (PDF)

This booklet provides information from Oregon OSHA on Oregon rules for landscape contractors, rules for all workplaces and rules for commercial and industrial vehicles.

(Oregon OSHA)
May 2005

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Landscape and Horticultural Services

An Alliance between OSHA and the Professional Landcare Network (formerly the Associated Landscape Contractors of America) has helped produce a new Safety and Health Topics page on OSHA's website for workers and employers in the landscape and horticultural services industry. Information available includes ways to develop and implement comprehensive safety and health programs, employer and employee resources for Spanish-speaking workers and youth workers, and links to other websites that identify common industry hazards and solutions.

Apr 2005

Landscaping Health and Safety

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety provides information on hazards related to landscaping activities, including: equipment, garden trackers, grass trimmer, infectious waste, manual materials handling, pesticides and more.