Landscape and horticultural services encompass a wide range of services. This topic page provides information and resources related to safety and health for landscape and horticulture work.
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.
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.
This booklet provides information from Oregon OSHA on Oregon rules for landscape contractors, rules for all workplaces and rules for commercial and industrial vehicles.
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.
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.