Posts Categorized:Staff Articles

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You It has been a long spring, there is no denying it. With lots of new customers and not enough team members everyone has had to put in extra hours and work a little harder and smarter. I know everyone is getting tired of the extra work days. At the…

It’s Mow Time! Next week we start mowing. I always view this point of the year with a little apprehension. Are we prepared? Do we have enough equipment? Have we gotten through enough mulching? Even though I do, I shouldn’t worry. I know that we have the best landscapers in the industry at Allentuck Landscaping…

Safe Lifting Techniques Performing surveys is a common activity in the workplace and often it is not taken into account that there are adequate techniques that must be respected to avoid injury. In fact, injuries to the lower back are the most common injuries that relate to work, according to the Occupational Safety and Health…

Ready Or Not. Hear Comes March Madness It has been a short and strange winter. If you are like me, the unusually warm weather has me itching to get going with some real landscape work. Let’s make this spring better than ever. Here are some thoughts I have on how we can do just that: Work…

Top 10 Suggestions For Skid-Steer Safety This brochure will address Hazards associated with Skid-Steer machines include runovers and entrapments. Hazards associated with skid-steer machines include runovers and entrapments. Runovers happen to operators who fall out of the machine while operating it; workers on the ground that are assisting the skid-steer operator; riders in buckets; and…

A Great Start! Keep The Progress Rolling! January has been a jam packed start of the year. I am psyched about the progress we have been making on improving our company. We have been fortunate to have decent weather to work in. A few of the highlights: We have screened the old soil in the…

Be A Role Model Have you ever worked with someone who inspired you? A hardworking person can have a powerful influence on his or her team, especially when he or she is working with someone who is new to the job or to the company. As the co-worker of a new employee, consider yourself the…

Working in Wet Weather Key Points Wet weather creates slippery surfaces and limits visibility, intensifying almost all hazards present on landscaping sites. In particular, risks increase for slips, falls, cuts, electric shocks, cold-related illnesses and machinery-related injuries. Because of the dangers, some tasks should be avoided altogether during rain or when surfaces are wet and…

What A Year It’s Been Man has this year flown by! It seems like just last week we were shoveling out of a 3′ deep monster of a snow storm. In the time since, we have created and cared for some fantastic landscapes for our customers, grown and promoted many team members, and have come…

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