FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Finney
Phone: (800) 395-2522
E-mail: Heather Finney
INTERIOR PLANTSCAPING SAFETY QUICK CARD NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH
HERNDON, Va., September 1, 2011 — The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is pleased to announce the availability of a Spanish version safety Quick Card titled "Interior Plantscaping Ladder Safety," developed as a result of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and PLANET Alliance.
Both the English and Spanish version of the Quick Card are posted in the Safety section of the PLANET Web site, LandcareNetwork.org, and are free to both PLANET members and nonmembers.
The PLANET and OSHA Alliance provides large and small landscape services industry employers with information, guidance, and access to training resources to help them protect the safety and health of their employees, including youth and low-literacy level and non-English speaking workers. In particular, the Alliance focuses on reducing and preventing exposure to manual material handling and slip, trip, and fall hazards, and on addressing motor vehicle safety issues.
In addition to the Quick Cards, additional safety resources are available in the Safety section at LandcareNetwork.org. For more information about all of PLANET’s safety programs, email Cheryl Claborn, or call (800) 395-2522.
PLANET is the association of members who create and maintain the QUALITY OF LIFE in communities across America. With more than 3,500 member companies and affiliates, these firms and their employees represent more than 100,000 green industry professionals. Some of these professionals have taken the extra step of becoming certified through PLANET and bear the distinction of being known as Landscape Industry Certified.