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1 1 Landscaping and Horticultural Service Industry

2 2 Susan Harwood Training Grant “to provide training and education programs for employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces.”

3 3 DISCLAIMER This material was produced under grant number 46C6-HT21 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

4 4 OSHA: Target Industry Profile

5 5 OSHA: Target Industry Profile Industries with at least 5,000 total injury and illness cases in Calendar Year (CY) 2000; Industries with a lost workday injury/illness rate (LWDII) of 3.0 or greater in CY 2000; Industries not in construction; Industries with no more than 30% of injuries and illnesses involving days away from work caused by ergonomic events; and Industries with at least 50% of injuries and illnesses involving days away from work so severe as to result in at least six days away from work.

6 6 Related Work Activities Landscape design and architecture; Soil preparation and grading; Irrigation systems; Tree, shrub and lawn planting; Hardscape construction including: –retaining walls, pathways and patios; Lawn care and landscape maintenance; Tree trimming and line clearance.

7 7 OSHA Potential Hazards of Landscaping Industry Sprains and strains Electrical hazards Noise Heat stress Falls Struck-by Manual handling of landscaping tools and materials Working in proximity to overhead power lines Powered equipment such as chainsaws, chippers, and trenchers Working for extended periods of time outdoors Working from bucket trucks, working in trees Working around motor vehicles, overhead hazards

8 8 Industry Hazards Cuts and Amputations Electrocutions Ergonomics Heat/Cold Stress Lifting and Awkward Postures Motor Vehicles Noise Pesticides/Chemicals Slips, Trips and Falls Weather related hazards

9 9 Landscaping Establishments Approximately 1192 establishments with greater than 10 employees –101 establishments in OSHA region III

10 10 Standard Industrial Classification Major Group 07: Agricultural Services –Industry Group 078: Landscape And Horticultural Services 0781 Landscape Counseling and PlanningLandscape Counseling and Planning 0782 Lawn and Garden ServicesLawn and Garden Services 0783 Ornamental Shrub and Tree ServicesOrnamental Shrub and Tree Services

11 11 Landscape and horticultural services can be separated into three main segments and each area must comply with both the general industry standards (29 CFR 1910) and the construction industry standards (29 CFR 1926) depending upon the activity being performed.29 CFR CFR 1926

12 12 Inspection Summary (2005) 255 total inspections for all OSHA regions –18 in OSHA region III 98 planned/programmed inspections 150 un-programmed inspections –43 were result of accident –45 were result of complaints –49 were result of referrals

13 13 Top Ten Citations Personal Protective Equipment (51) Hazard Communication (49) 5(a)(1) - General Duty Clause (43) Vehicle-Mounted Elevating/Rotating Work Platforms (31) Eye & Face Protection (24)

14 14 Top Ten Citations Electric Power Gen/Tran/Dist. (22) Occupational Head Protection (17) Pulpwood Logging (17) Electrical Wiring Methods, Components (16) Fatality/Multiple Hospitalization Accident Report (10)

15 15 Injury Statistics (2003) All recorded cases: 11,500 Sprains, strains34.7% Fractures4.9% Cuts, punctures16.7% Bruises8.3% Multi trauma total4.6% Back pain total5.8% Back pain/hurt back Only2.2% All others22.6%

16 16 Sources of Injury Statistics (2003) Containers4.3% Machinery8.6% Parts and materials6.3% Worker motion11.7% Floors/Walkways19.1% Handtools14.8% Vehicle9.7% All other sources24%

17 17 Age Distribution 16 to 195.2% 20 to % 25 to 3430% 35 to % 45 to % 55 to 643.6%

18 18 Event Leading to Injury Total Contact With Objects37.7% Struck By Object22.9% Struck Against Object7.6% Caught In Object3.7% Fall to Lower Level10.2% Fall On Same Level6.7% Slips Or Trips3.0% Overexertion In Lifting9.0% Exposure to Harmful Substance4.7% Transportation Accidents7.4% All other events11.2%

19 19 Some Other Statistics Days away from work with injury/illness. –Highest: 24.7% 31 or more days away from work –Average days away from work: 12 days Length of service –Highest: 35.3% 1 to 5 years of service


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