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BHS: Workplace Safety

As COVID continues to be a global concern and as many organizations are finding new normal ways to work, there is concern for workplace overexertion and fatigue. Overexertion can be a result of physical or emotional strain or pressure caused when you...

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11/11/20
BHS: Flu Season and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Fall and Winter seasons signal many beautiful changes in the Garden landscape; from colorful leaves to Holiday Lights. Fall and Winter also signals the beginning of the flu season, which according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (...

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10/14/20
BHS: The Evolving Threat of Ransomware

Ransomware is a growing concern for non-profits of all sizes but can be prevented with strategic risk management practices to counter these attacks and protect critical infrastructure and data. As they say “it is not a matter of if, but when” you will...

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12/17/19
BHS: Preventing Bites and Stings

Fall is a beautiful and often very busy season for Gardens and Arboretums, with many guests visiting to enjoy cooler weather, Fall colors, and other seasonal events. Fall is also a busy season for staff working outside in preparing the landscape for...

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10/8/19
BHS: Heat Stress

Summer heat can have a detrimental effect on employees and volunteers who work outdoors or within indoor environments with elevated temperatures. Each year more people in the United States die from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornados...

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8/5/19
BHS: International Travel Tips

Traveling and working abroad is the experience of a lifetime. As an employer you have a duty to provide a safe work environment for your staff. This can be more challenging when you send employees to work outside of the US.

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6/23/19
BHS: Missing Child in the Garden

Most public gardens are hosts to children every day. Whether they are visiting with family or with a school group, gardens are magical places for children to learn, explore, and enjoy. In some cases, that exploration can lead to a child being separated...

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4/15/19
BHS: Drones: The Risk and Exposures to Your Public Garden

This article may look familiar as we posted it in December of 2017, but as drones become increasingly popular, we found it important to revisit the topic. Whether you own a drone, or allow third parties to bring them on-site, there is risk involved and...

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3/14/19
BHS: Garden Slip & Fall Checklist

Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries and significant costs whether they involve employees, volunteers or guests. This winter has been especially brutal in the Midwest with polar vortex, significant snowfall, ice storms that knocked...

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2/18/19
Hurricane Preparedness: Tips for Cultural Institutions

When you receive notice of a hurricane that has the potential to impact your area, it’s important that all individuals and cultural institutions prepare for possible strong winds, heavy rain, and flooding. 

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12/7/18
BHS Service Animals and Public Gardens

Many individuals with disabilities use a service animal in order to fully participate in everyday life. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), with guidance published through the Department of Justice (DOJ), continue to answer questions on service...

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4/10/18
BHS Children's Garden Liabilities and Safety

Children’s gardens are a valuable amenity to draw families to public gardens. They provide kids a designated area to explore and learn about the natural world while giving parents’ peace of mind that their children are in a safe space. However, they...

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3/8/18
Crowd Management – Prevent Crowd-Related Injury

The guidelines in this article are designed to help your guests, employees and volunteers avoid injury during a crowded event.

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3/31/16