Green Industry Companies Take Workplace Safety to Next Level

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announces the addition of five landscape, lawn care and supplier companies to the roster of STARS Safe Company Program participants. The newly revised STARS program is a free safety initiative developed by PLANET to assist green industry companies in their efforts to lower their total costs of risk by reducing hazards and injuries. This safety program was designed to move the entire green industry toward safety excellence and to encourage all green industry companies to take workplace safety to the next level. There is no fee to participate in the program, and all green industry professionals are invited to become STARS members.

The program asks participants to sign the STARS Safe Company Pledge that commits them to join in the mission of moving the entire green industry toward safety excellence through active involvement, sharing experiences and becoming a mentor for “living safety.” STARS members also commit to developing a strong safety program by using the PLANET/STARS Safety Program for Green Industry Companies on CD as a guideline, taking an active role in promoting safety throughout their companies, and investigating and documenting every job-related injury/incident or accident. They also are asked to participate in the STARS Safety Recognition Awards Program, to comply with all OSHA postings and other regulatory requirements, to share best practices with fellow STARS members and to encourage other companies to become STARS members.

The following is a list of the most recent STARS Safe Company Program participants.

  • Dowco Enterprises, Inc., Chesterfield, Mo.
  • Nature View Landscape, Inc., Mahwah, N.J.
  • R.M. Landscape, Inc., Hilton, N.Y.
  • Territorial Landscape Co., Inc., Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Wolfendale, Inc., Glenshaw, Pa.

For more information about the STARS program, please visit, contact Ilene Manster at, or call the PLANET office at (800) 395-2522.

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