Objective: Operate small-engine machines, such as push mowers, weed trimmers, and leaf blowers, in a safe manner.
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:
Objective: Identify plants that can cause skin irritations and ways to avoid skin irritations.
Many plants can cause skin irritations, not just poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. For this module:
Objective: Describe the hazards involved in working with hydraulic equipment and how to prevent incidents.
Many implements use a hydraulic system. Understanding the system makes injuries less likely. For this module:
Foodborne diseases are caused by pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Mold and yeast are generally considered spoilage organisms as they cause undesirable changes to the appearance, texture, smell, and taste of the product. However, some instances of mold growth on food represent food safety threats. Determining the difference between when food with mold growth should be discarded, or when the damaged portion can be removed and the rest of the food consumed, is the challenge.