Objective: Use tools and equipment effectively and safely to move landscaping and horticulture materials.
Using mechanical devices makes handling material easier. But it may increase the risk of an incident. For this module:
Objective: Explain why safety training is important and how it can reduce incidents.
What makes safety important? Who is responsible for safety? What are some general safety tips? For this module:
Objective: Identify the symptoms and treatment of hypothermia, frostbite, and trench foot.
Workers are often exposed to cold, windy, wet conditions that can lead to serious injuries. For this module:
Objective: Describe symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion, and explain emergency procedures for both.
Heat stress is serious. It can lead to serious, permanent damage or death. For this module:
Objective: Identify and use the correct hand signals when working under noisy conditions.
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has adopted 11 uniform hand signals for safety. All workers, including delivery drivers and other workers who are at the job site, should learn the 11 signals and use them. That way, everyone will communicate in the same “language.” For this module:
Objective: Work safely around electricity on the job.
Working with electricity can be dangerous. This danger comes from a combination of things — voltage, amperage, resistance to the flow of the current, and duration of contact. Demonstrate the use of proper and improper grounding. For this module: