Recent Updates

  1. Thorn Bushes for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Work safely around thorn bushes. Trainer’s Note Workers may have to work near or with thorn bushes. While thorn bushes are not especially dangerous, they can cause injuries if precautions are not taken. For this module:
  2. Task Lighting for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Use appropriate lighting for the type of work, the workplace, and workers’ visual capabilities. Trainer’s Note Good lighting makes work easier and safer. Poor lighting can make it difficult and dangerous. For this module:
  3. Sun Exposure for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Identify the risks of overexposure to the sun and the means to prevent overexposure. Trainer’s Note Sun exposure is a hazard that landscapers and green industry service personnel cannot avoid. Too much exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer. For this module:
  4. Substance Abuse and Incidents for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Describe the effects of alcohol and drugs on workers and on safety. Trainer’s Note Drugs and alcohol cause many changes to the body and the mind. They can have a disastrous effect on safety. For this module:
  5. Struck-by Incidents for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Prevent struck-by incidents. Trainer’s Note Poor housekeeping and messy work areas contribute to struck-by incidents. For this module:
  6. Stress Management for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Manage stress in the workplace. Trainer’s Note Learning to manage stress can improve mental and physical health. For this module:
  7. Spider Bites for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Identify general tips to prevent and treat spider bites. Trainer’s Note Spiders can be all around landscaping and horticulture work. Spider bites can be a slight nuisance or a serious danger. For this module:
  8. Small-Engine Machine Safety for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Operate small-engine machines, such as push mowers, weed trimmers, and leaf blowers, in a safe manner. Trainer’s Note Landscaping and horticulture workers may use small-engine machines such as pushmowers, weed trimmers, and leaf blowers in the course of their work. For this module:
  9. Skin Irritations Caused by Plants for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Identify plants that can cause skin irritations and ways to avoid skin irritations. Trainer’s Note Many plants can cause skin irritations, not just poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. For this module:
  10. Selecting a Respirator for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Select a respirator to protect against hazards in the air. Trainer’s Note Respirators protect workers’ lungs from dust, mold, mist, and chemicals. For this module:

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