OSHA-Making Great Parks a Safe Workplace

All, From the Field

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 Class is designed to educate and raise safety awareness of workers and supervisors. Doing everything we can to make our work and workers safe is important! Statistics show that more than 12 workers die every day in the United States, mostly due to falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions and caught-in or between objects.


Michael Noe, of MSA, demonstrates the proper use of fall protection equipment.

Recently, nearly three dozen Great Parks of Hamilton County team members attended the OSHA 10-hour course. Great Parks Risk Manager Gina Anaple led the course and class participants were comprised of staff from Operations, Landscape Operations and Natural Resources. Safety instruction covered during the class included the proper care and use of PPE (personal protective equipment), hazardous material handling and communication, trailer safety, confined spaces and trench shoring, fall protection, ladder safety and risk assessment. In addition, there were industry-qualified guest speakers from Cincinnati Glove and Safety, Grainger and MSA, the safety company.