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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by chuckers, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    Anyone go through hazmat training for mowing before. I am goin to be in the next week wondering what to look forward to if anything its the 40 hour class. Also all the workers for the jobsites have to do i have to pay them for going?

    Thanks Chris
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Hazmat for mowing?? I've never heard of such a thing. Its my understanding hamat is for transporting hazordous materials. Can you explain more, I'm curious to what it is??
  3. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    It is hazardous material training for a jobsite we are mowing. It is a waste reclamation facility and we have to have all workers with HAZMAT cards. I was wondering what to expect from the school and also how long cards are good for
  4. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    I dont quite understand this at all, you and your guys need a hazmat card to MOW? where the heck are ya mowin? my understanding is that hazmat certification is for guys who haul fuels and nuke waste type stuff.
  5. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    we almost had to, but then they decided we didn't need to, we just have to go through there 6 hour safety class.
  6. Paradise Landscapes

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 959

    Fellas, I might be able to feel you in. The Hazmat part is just to identify hazards and to "start the process" of command. All you do is if you identify a hazard and contact the authorities. no more, no less. carrying placard cards are a good idea, really handy if your just curious what perople are hauling.
  7. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    jb1 what did u almost need HAZMAT if u dont mind telling me if you want you can pm me Thanks Chris
  8. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    About 10 years ago a business I worked for (Powerplant) contracted out there lawnmowing. Landscapers had to wear hard hat, safety glasses, long sleeve pants/shirt, steel tip boots, ear protection, etc. at all times. If they didn't there were escorted off the property. Has to do with safety.

    I just hope you planned all the extra cost into theirs!!

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