HERNDON, Va. – PLANET, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance partner, and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) invites communities, businesses and individuals to participate in North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week May 4-10 in an effort to enhance workplace safety.
 
The goal is to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.
 
The success of NAOSH Week is rooted in a community-based approach. Across the country, NAOSH Week events and activities are coordinated by local and/or regional committees, comprised primarily of volunteers, who share a focus and vision of safer workplaces and communities.
 
PLANET focuses on workplace safety by providing the largest safety program in the lawn and landscape industry. Last year PLANET launched a free safety program available in English or Spanish to anyone in the industry. The program was funded by the Susan Harwood grant from OSHA and will help companies train workers to meet OSHA safety standards.
 
PLANET also offers the STARS Safe Company Program which helps landscape industry companies lower their total costs of risk by reducing hazards and injuries. All industry professionals are encouraged to be a part of this program.