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Online certification exam assesses skills remotely Email
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 05:00 AM

Landscape Industry CertifiedEarlier this year, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) introduced the new test format for the Landscape Industry Certified Technician (LICT) – Exterior. The test format changed from written and hands-on tests delivered by state associations to a centralized online test.

The online exam allows for more people across the country to access the test. Previously, only 15 states, including Colorado, were able to offer the test due to the resources needed to be able to stage the hands-on test event.

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OSHA updates audit policies in light of COVID-19 Email
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 04:00 AM

OSHAOSHA will increase inspections in the coming weeks, they announced recently. The increased inspections are not targeted toward a specific industry but will involve "all types of workplaces." OSHA will also enforce requirements to record COVID-19 infections related to the workplace and updated guidance on recording those instances and determining whether it is indeed a work-related illness.

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Questions arise about face covering requirements for outdoor work in hot weather Email
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 03:00 AM

Dust maskRecently, a member posed a question to ALCC regarding state mandates regarding face coverings. While one statement says that masks are to be worn indoors but not necessarily outdoors, the public health order states elsewhere that all essential businesses are to wear masks--with no specification regarding indoors vs. outdoors. The landscape company that approached ALCC noted that "wearing a mask in 90-degree weather is becoming hazardous to their health" and asked for help in getting clarification regarding essential workers who work outdoors. 

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Gross Reservoir expansion will help meet growing water demand Email
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 02:00 AM

Gross ReservoirDenver Water’s reservoirs are beginning to fill to store the majority of water the utility supplies to its 1.5 million customers in Denver and surrounding suburbs. The area Denver Water serves is projected to increase by almost a million people by 2050. 

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Anne Campbell is an emerging leader in Colorado's landscape industry Email
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 01:00 AM

Jon Rick and Anne CampbellThe Outlook Emerging Leader Award recognizes an “up and comer” in the landscape industry and in ALCC. It acknowledges an individual who is under 40 years old and who has made a significant contribution to the industry and to ALCC.

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