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:
Objective: Follow required guidelines for federal Department of Transportation (DOT) placarding.
A vehicle carrying hazardous materials, or HAZMAT, can be involved in an incident. Then there is a real danger. For this module:
Objective: Use safe procedures to work with and unclog machinery with cutter bars or blades.
Safety must always be the first priority for machinery with cutter bars or blades. For this module:
Objective: Transport equipment and plants safely.
Many landscaping and horticulture businesses use trucks and trailers to transport equipment and plants to work sites. For this module:
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Objective: Recognize the hazards of working around electricity.
Workers should recognize the power and danger of electricity. Injuries or fatalities can occur due to ignorance. For this module: