Information on personal safety when dealing with turfgrass, including first aid for pesticide poisoning, becoming familiar with heat illness symptoms, noise-induced hearing loss and irrigation water quality guidelines.
The condition of a playing field is not only of aesthetic importance, but it also may affect play and player safety.
Grass cutting is the major time-consuming operation in the maintenance of any turfgrass area.
Irrigation water quality is becoming an important issue for managers of golf courses, athletic fields, and institutional grounds in Pennsylvania.
By Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman
Studies suggest that lengthy exposure to typical noises on farms can result in noise induced hearing loss to farmers of all ages, including teenagers.
You should always read and understand the label before using any pesticide product.
Immediate and appropriate action, such as providing first aid, may be necessary to prevent serious injury to a victim of pesticide poisoning. The situation can be a life-or-death matter.
When summer temperatures climb, it is extremely important that employers and workers become familiar with the signs, symptoms, and dangers of heat illness.