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Right-Of-Way, Done Right - Thursday, Sept. 17th

Speaker: Gary Eichen, PHC/Bioturf Manager, SavATree Troy
CEUs: 2-MDA (Comm Core, 3A, 3B or 6)
Sponsored by: Banner Sales & Consulting
NOTE: Although this is an outdoor event, please plan to “social distance.” Wearing a mask is also recommended (we will have masks available for those who need one).
Using non-selective herbicides requires training, practice and above all else, knowledge. In this class you will learn the proper method of applying non-selective herbicide (glyphosate) and the importance of the correct tip and the correct pressure. You will also learn the proper mixing ratios, correct application procedures, and certification requirements for residential, commercial and right-of-way properties. Lastly, you will gain a fact-based understanding about the current controversy surrounding glyphosate, and the alternative products that are coming on the market as a result. 
Location: Livonia Community Recreation Center, 15100 Hubbard, Livonia, MI 48154 Meet at the Pavilion at SE end of parking lot
Registration: 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Class: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Cost: MGIA Members $60 / Non-Members $80
To register online, please click here.

Attention Green Industry Professionals: Work Safe!
We are all very pleased that the landscape industry was exempted in Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2020-59, one week ago. This decision was based on the industry following all of the safety protocols in order to keep yourself, your employees, clients and the general public safe. 
Since our industry is now under increased public scrutiny, it is imperative that we follow the CDC Guidelines and also check with your local county health department. In addition to the safety guidelines in Order No. 2020-59, we are including safety protocols/suggestions that many of our member companies are utilizing (see below).
The MGIA is honored to represent the landscape industry and our Board and Staff hope that all of you stay safe and healthy.  
With Clients:
  • Get verbal and/or written confirmation from your clients that they allow you to work on their property.
  • Communicate, as accurately as possible, when you plan to be on their property.
  • Inform clients of the safety protocols your company has put in place, including but not limited to proximity rules (6 feet).
  • Designate one on-site contact (potentially the foreman) for your clients. Ask them not to approach workers, other than this contact. Communicate by phone, text or email whenever possible.
  • Be prepared to cease working if a client raises any health or safety concerns.
With Staff:
  • Communicate and reinforce all safety protocols daily, via text and email. 
  • Train designated personnel (possibly foreman) to answer safety and health questions from the public and/or officials clearly and concisely. We recommend written safety rules to be carried with employees.
  • In instances where employees will be on one job site all day long, encourage meeting on-site, rather than at the shop.
  • In instances where employees must report to the shop, stagger crew start times to minimize proximity issues.
  • Businesses should operate with the least amount of employees necessary on any site. 
  • All employees should have their temperatures logged at the beginning and end of the workday.
  • If at all possible, limit crews to one person per truck.
  • In instances where it is imperative two employees must travel together, pair employees together indefinitely. Require workers to wear glasses and masks while traveling. Assign them one truck that is not to be shared. Make sure the vehicle is as well ventilated as possible. Each vehicle should be sanitized at days end. If one employee becomes ill, both should be treated as if they are contagious. Follow CDC self-quarantine rules. 
  • Enforce sanitation of all common areas including trucks, storage rooms, offices, restrooms, etc.
  • Wear proper PPE at all times. 
  • Minimize the use of shared equipment, making sure to properly and fully sanitize all equipment after each use. Always maintain proper social distancing (6 feet). In the event, employees must work close to one another, for heavy lifting, etc., wear a face mask and gloves. Once separated, immediately wash/sanitize hands. 

Class Cancellations

The following classes have been cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions. They will be rescheduled at a future date.

• CARTS Certified Applicator Training & MDARD Exam -  March 23-25, 2020 
• CARTS Recertification Training - March 23-25, 2020.
• Skid Steer Loader Training  - March 26, 2020
• Tree Injection Symposium - March 31, 2020

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