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Landscaper Safety Tips

Friday, 23 July 2021 by

Some occupations are more dangerous than others, with landscaping ranking near the top of the list of the most dangerous. Given the machinery, chemicals, and exposure to the elements involved with the job, it’s very easy for landscaping professionals to get injured on the job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, landscaping and groundskeeping

For over a year now, going to work each day for many people has meant sitting down in front of a computer in their living room, basement, or dining room. But as we begin to see the end at the light of the tunnel that is the COVID pandemic and restrictions have been eased, many

When people develop occupational illnesses, there’s often a clear cause. For example, someone might develop hearing loss after working in a noisy environment. Or someone could develop cancer after being exposed to a known hazardous material as part of their job, like asbestos. When employers know of hazards in the workplace, such as high noise

At first, “What is considered a work-related injury?” might seem like a pretty straightforward question. However, the answer to this question isn’t always very cut and dry and there’s a chance it could make a difference to your case when it comes to collecting worker’s compensation benefits. Generally speaking, work-related injuries are injuries that a

Nobody should ever have to work in an unsafe environment. This is true whether you’re working in an office or somewhere that has a reputation for being dangerous, like a shipyard, construction site, or factory floor. Even if a job is known for being risky, employers still have a responsibility to make sure the workplace

Creating a safe workplace means making sure that everyone who works for you is all on the same page. Having a workplace safety program means that not only is everyone aware of which hazards exist in the workplace and knows how to safely manage them, it shows that you value your employees enough to make

When people think of dangerous workplaces, an office is probably going to be one of the last places that comes to mind. Places like warehouses, factories, construction sites and shipyards all have reputations for being dangerous, but offices? While certain types of workplaces absolutely do have more types of hazards than others, the simple fact

All workplaces have hazards. It doesn’t matter if you’re working for a large, international corporation or a small business. Both office workers and construction workers can potentially be injured on the job or develop occupational illnesses if proper precautions aren’t taken. Of course, different types of workplaces will have different types of hazards, but the

Workplace safety always matters, regardless if people are working on a construction site, a warehouse, an office, or are working remotely from a home office. Even before the coronavirus pandemic overtook the world in 2020, remote workers represented a significant part of the workforce and that number had been expected to steadily continue trending upward.

Employers have a responsibility to provide a reasonably safe environment for their employees to work in and that is something that will remain true as we continue to move past the coronavirus pandemic. Many types of Michigan businesses have already been able to reopen and others are preparing to reopen in the near future. At

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