The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is calling attention to the many dangers present in landscape work. The federal agency is aiming these efforts specifically at Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. In these states alone, the agency reports 64 work related deaths between 2012 and 2016.
The issue is so concerning that OSHA is taking steps to "stem the tide." The main step is moving forward with a safety initiative called the Safety Stand-Down.