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15.6. Grounds, Lawn Care and Mowing Safety Checklist.

15.6.1. Are all mower discharge chutes guarded with shields or approved grass catchers and
appropriate safety messages placed near the discharge opening? Reference 15.1.1.4

15.6.2. Is training of all equipment operators documented? Reference 15.1.1.6

15.6.3. Are operators aware of special precautions to be used when mowing hills or slopes?
Reference 15.2.2.2.3

15.6.4. Are slow moving vehicle emblems used when tractors are operated on highways? Reference
15.2.4.5

15.6.5. When using sickle-bar blades, do personnel always position them uphill? Reference 15.2.4.7

15.6.6. Are riders prohibited on tractors, the draw bar or towed equipment except when specifically
designed for such use? Reference 15.2.4.9

15.6.7. Are tractors left on inclines braked and blocked? Reference 15.2.4.11

15.6.8. Is the power take-off guard in place? Reference 15.2.4.12

15.6.9. Are a minimum of two (2) workers and an on-site supervisor assigned during tree
maintenance involving climbing, working from high reach lift and cutting down trees other than
small, low trees? Reference 15.3.2

15.6.10. Are all safety related fall protection and climbing devices inspected prior to use? Reference
15.3.3

15.6.11. Does each climber have at least one lifeline and one handline? Reference 15.3.3

15.6.12. Is required PPE provided and in use by all workers involved in tree maintenance? Reference
15.3.4

15.6.13. Have supervisors performed a JSA and developed local OIs for tree maintenance
operations? Reference 15.3.5

15.6.14. Are herbicides applied per manufacturer‘s instructions and used only by certified
personnel? Reference 15.4.3

15.6.15. Is required PPE used by personnel applying herbicides? Reference 15.4.3

15.6.16. Are oxygen and combustible gas levels tested prior to entry to an irrigation pit? Reference
15.5.2

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.