15 Items That Should Be in Your First Aid Kit

15 items that should be in your first aid kit  Accidents can happen any day, especially in golf course maintenance. Your crew is exposed to a myriad of hazards, so first aid is an essential part of your safety program. In most circumstances, it will take more than a few minutes to get medical attention … Read more

Coronavirus & The Workplace

The COVID-19 outbreak, which started in China has now spread to over 60 other countries around the world, the United States included. The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee officially declared the spread of the virus as a “public health emergency of international concern” on January 30, 2020. The good news is that there are ways … Read more

OSHA Violations: Can you blame your crew?

What happens when OSHA violations occur on your golf course? Who is to blame? Most of the time people believe that it is ALWAYS a failure of management. That Management Failed to: Develop safety policies Failed to provide safety training Failed to enforce the rules. But, what happens when you did all that and an … Read more

5 Essential Steps to Detect and Control Respiratory Hazards in Golf Maintenance

Gas, mist and fumes from hazardous chemicals are all contaminants that may be present at your course. Solid surfaces could also become hazardous when welded or ground. If exposed to these respiratory hazards, you and your crew can suffer dire medical consequences. The effects could be instant, or they could take years to take effect … Read more

Ear Buds & Ear Protection  on the Golf Course

Loud noise originating from machinery and equipment used in golf maintenance is potentially hazardous to every person exposed to it. Hearing damage could be permanent and even disabling. It also affects workplace safety because it interferes with communication and awareness of your surroundings. According to OSHA, each year 22 million employees are exposed to potentially … Read more

Working with Gas Power Tools in Golf Maintenance

While they may seem small and harmless, the portable tools used in golf maintenance pose a myriad of hazards. Thus, it’s important that you and your crew are aware of the hazards and precautions needed to use gas and power tools such as string trimmers, hedge trimmers, and leaf blowers. When using these tools, your … Read more

Eye Protection Safety on the Golf Course

Anytime that someone is exposed to chemicals, the first thing you should consider is protecting the eyes.  The eyes are the most susceptible part of the body as they absorb chemicals much faster than the skin, leading to increased risks of chemical burn and poisoning. That’s why eye and face wash stations are so important … Read more

How to Ensure Ladder Safety on the Golf Course

Ladders are indispensable in golf maintenance, so it’s very important that all employees on the team are aware of how to safely use a ladder. Most people have used a ladder at some point in their lives, however, few people know how to use a ladder safely. In fact, thousands of ladder accidents occur each … Read more

Chemical Safety on the Golf Course 

While pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, fertilizers, nematicides and all the other substances you may use are extremely helpful in managing your golf facility, they are also dangerous. If used incorrectly, they can cause permanent damage to your crew’s health. It can take as little as a drop of a certain chemical coming in contact with the … Read more