Scott A. Langlois, Patricia R. Knight, Christine E. Coker,
Benedict Posadas and Randy Y. Coker
Mississippi State University – Coastal Research & Extension Center
Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory
Nursery and greenhouse workers perform labor intensive operations daily. They are exposed to heavy lifting, repetitive motions, extreme environmental conditions, equipment dangers, chemical exposure, and many other potentially hazardous situations.
Mississippi State University researchers are working to enhance labor performance of the green industry by raising awareness of these common safety concerns in this series of DVDs called "The Three E’s of Nursery and Greenhouse Safety.”
In this safety training series, learn how following these recommendations can minimize the potential for injury among nursery and greenhouse workers. These bilingual (English/Spanish) safety training videos can be the perfect complement to your new employee training program or can be used as refresher training material reviewed at routine safety or team meetings.
Ergonomics is the study of human capabilities in relation to work demands. Worker posture and position, lifting techniques, and repetitive motions are just a few areas of concern in the green industry. By understanding these risk factors, employers can develop processes and tasks to minimize the potential for worker injury while increasing productivity and morale.
Maximizing the effectiveness of equipment while minimizing the chance for injury is important in the green industry. This video series offers examples of using common nursery equipment to develop good working behaviors among your nursery and greenhouse workforce.
Nursery and greenhouse workers are exposed to all types of environmental conditions. In this video series, learn practical tips for dealing with the heat, humidity, cold, and rain, as well as dangerous insects and reptiles.
The Three E’s of Nursery and Greenhouse Safety video series are available at no charge for online viewing (FLV) and download (MP4). To learn more about the video series or to order a copy, please contact:
Mississippi State University
Coastal Research & Extension Center
1815 Popps Ferry Road
Biloxi, MS 39532
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