Reading an SDS in Golf Maintenance

How to Read the New SDS Format Safety Data Sheets (SDS), previously called MSDS, are a very important component of hazardous chemical safety. The SDS communicates chemical hazards, dangers, handling, spill control measures and more. They are essential to the safety of any golf maintenance operation handling hazardous chemicals. Employers should have an SDS for … Read more

How to Prevent Heat Stress on the Golf Course

Heat stress and heat-related illnesses are a major concern in golf maintenance, especially during the hot summer months. It’s important that you and your employees are aware of what heat stress is, how to avoid and detect it, as well as what to do in the case that someone suffers from a heat-related illness. These … Read more

Fire Extinguisher Use in Golf Maintenance

Fires are among the many hazards present at golf maintenance facilities. In fact, OSHA states that a fire is the most common emergency that a business should prepare for. The correct use of a fire extinguisher is invaluable to help stop small fires, or even to clear evacuation routes in case of a large fire. We stress … Read more

Gasoline and Safety Cans in Golf Maintenance

Do Your Safety Cans and Handling Procedures Meet OSHA Requirements? With the amount of small gasoline powered equipment used in golf course maintenance you already know that gasoline is extremely flammable and dangerous, but do you know what all of OSHA’s requirements related to gasoline and safety cans are? And more importantly, are you in compliance with … Read more

Are Your Worksites Too Loud? Ear Buds & Ear Protection on the Golf Course

Ear Buds & Ear Protection 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 … Read more

Preventing Cold Stress on the Golf Course

The cold winter months are upon us, and with frost, snow, and heavy rain, there’s a lot to look out for in order to ensure the golf course maintenance crew’s safety. Cold temperatures combined with increased wind speed may lead to a variety of different conditions related to cold stress. Given that many of the … Read more

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 year, … Read more

Chain Saw Safety on the Golf Course

Chain saws are very powerful, and in untrained hands, they can be extremely dangerous. If a saw can cut through a tree trunk, it can cut just as easily through an arm or a leg. Thus, it’s extremely important that all employees are properly trained to use chainsaws, and that they are aware and constantly … Read more