Objective: Work safely around thorn bushes.
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:
Objective: Use appropriate lighting for the type of work, the workplace, and workers’ visual capabilities.
Good lighting makes work easier and safer. Poor lighting can make it difficult and dangerous. For this module:
Objective: Identify the risks of overexposure to the sun and the means to prevent overexposure.
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:
Objective: Describe the effects of alcohol and drugs on workers and on safety.
Drugs and alcohol cause many changes to the body and the mind. They can have a disastrous effect on safety. For this module:
Objective: Identify general tips to prevent and treat spider bites.
Spiders can be all around landscaping and horticulture work. Spider bites can be a slight nuisance or a serious danger. For this module:
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: