Three DIY safety projects for your greenhouse

In recent weeks, Hortica covered a variety of topics to help your greenhouse maneuver through an uncertain spring. This included impactful ways to keep your business blossoming from a distance through no-contact deliveries and social media strategies.

Now it’s time to consider three onsite projects that will help make your greenhouse safer and more efficient for employees and customers as we begin a summer like no other—and strive to make it a busy and productive season.

Set up handwashing stations
Due to the coronavirus pandemic—and strong recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—handwashing will be on everyone’s mind as they begin visiting your greenhouse again.

Perform preventive maintenance
If your greenhouse doesn’t already have a preventive maintenance (PM) program in place, now’s the time to start one. A good PM program will help reduce unexpected downtime caused by equipment failures and improve workplace safety.

Plan safety talks
While scheduling safety meetings won’t generate immediate alterations to your greenhouse’s physical structure, it should lead to better communication and safety habits. Along the way, you may find gaps in your greenhouse’s safety methods, leading to changes in equipment, procedures, and facility.

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