GILFORD, N.H. – Belknap Landscape Company (BLC) of Gilford, N.H., is an active member of the both the NH Landscape Association and the Lakes Region Home Builders and Remodelers Association, among a host of other professional and business affiliations. As of Dec. 1, 2013, local contractors must implement and document training for all field employees covering two major changes in OSHA-required workplace safety. In response, Belknap Landscape is hosting an Fall Protection and Material Safety Data Sheet Seminar, open to all area contractors. Attendees will learn how to become compliant with new OSHA rules and avoid costly fines for their companies.

After a short delay due to the recent government shutdown, The Fall Protection and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Landscape and Building Contractors Seminar has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, 12-4 p.m. A light lunch will be served at noon, followed by the seminar. This three-hour class and demonstration is only $20 per person, including lunch, and will be held at the Belknap Sportsman’s Club Association.

The on-line Registration is quick and easy and may be found here. This seminar is for informational purposes only and will not certify any individuals or companies in any way. Attending companies will learn about the necessary steps they must take to become compliant with the new regulations. 

Lunch is at noon, when attendees will be treated to delicious pizza from a wood-fired pizza oven, complimented by other grilled foods, graciously donated by Belgard Hardscapes and Belknap Landscape Company. The presenters include Ted Bertram of Bertram, Leithner & Associates, and Andrew Palhof, compliance assistance specialist, U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA. Bertram will provide a fall protection equipment demonstration utilizing a truck with a special rack, line and harness, while Palhof will present details on the OSHA Rules and Compliance for both Fall Prevention and MSDS changes. For more information about 2013 Fall Protection and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Contractors Seminar, Contact Dale Squires of Belknap Landscape Company via email at dale@belknaplandscape.com.