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Patty Vaughan is the Online Managing Editor for Total Landscape Care magazine, a Randall-Reilly publication based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Graduating with a journalism degree from The University of Alabama, Vaughan has a background in print publications. Vaughan’s primary responsibilities include writing online content, publishing to social media platforms and contributing to the monthly print edition of Total Landscape Care.


How to protect roadworkers from hearing loss

Sep 17, 2014

How to protect roadworkers from hearing loss

Different levels of noise are all around crewmembers every day on jobsites. However, whenever workers are exposed to some of those sounds for hours on end every day, hearing loss can become a serious problem. Approximately 22 million Americans are exposed to ...

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Terex Launches Next Generation of Skid Steers, CTLs

Sep 10, 2014

Terex Launches Next Generation of Skid Steers, CTLs

Featuring more than 100 enhancements from previous models, Terex has launched a line of skid steers and compact track loaders. The Terex Generation 2 machines are available in radial and vertical lift-path patterns with rated operating capacities ranging from 665 to 3,600 pounds. The ...

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Prevent heat-related illness with knowledge and preparation

Jul 04, 2014

Prevent heat-related illness with knowledge and preparation

Thousands of workers become ill each year due to heat exhaustion. In 2012 alone, there were 31 heat-related deaths and 4,120 heat-related illnesses. To help combat these numbers, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched its Campaign ...

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HindSite report: 44% of snow professionals saw revenue increase despite difficulties in 2014

Jun 24, 2014

HindSite report: 44% of snow professionals saw revenue increase despite difficulties in 2014

Despite numerous issues like rising costs and fuel shortages, the 2013-14 snow season kicked off a solid start to the year for most snowfighters, according to the 2014 Snow Industry Benchmark Report from HindSite Software. According to the report, most snow ...

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PHOTOS: Cat B15Q smartphone built to resist drops, water damage, extreme temperatures

Jun 23, 2014

PHOTOS: Cat B15Q smartphone built to resist drops, water damage, extreme temperatures

Caterpillar has introduced a new generation of smartphones that are built to resist damage from drops, water and extreme temperatures. The Cat B15Q is a smartphone that can globally support (4.4) KitKat, the latest version of Android. The B15Q features a faster ...

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OSHA’s new safety training tool offers interactive experience

Jun 20, 2014

OSHA’s new safety training tool offers interactive experience

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a tool to help with training exercises. Released at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASCE) conference in Orlando, Florida, the interactive tool helps identify hazards in the workplace and was developed in ...

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Bobcat, Doosan employees volunteer during 'Doosan Day of Caring'

Jun 12, 2014

Bobcat, Doosan employees volunteer during 'Doosan Day of Caring'

Employees at Bobcat Company and Doosan worked together to give back. The companies took part in “Doosan Day of Caring,” which is a company-wide volunteer effort to celebrate Doosan’s Foundation Day and global volunteer week during the month of June. The effort ...

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IronPlanet launches allEquip used equipment marketplace

Jun 06, 2014

IronPlanet launches allEquip used equipment marketplace

IronPlanet has launched a “buy now” online marketplace of used construction equipment for sale. The site, allEquip.com, allows individuals to buy and sell construction equipment. The site manages the complete transaction between the buyer and the seller, from equipment listing on the ...

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Kubota president, chairman Masumoto dies in Tokyo

Jun 04, 2014

Kubota president, chairman Masumoto dies in Tokyo

Chairman and president of Kubota Corporation, Yasuo Masumoto, has died while staying in Tokyo. The 67 year old failed to leave his room at the hotel and was found collapsed in the bathroom, according to a report from Bloomberg. The cause of ...

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21 ways to protect highway crews from the sun

May 23, 2014

21 ways to protect highway crews from the sun

As the highway construction season rolls on, the workload isn’t the only thing that increases. The amount of hours crews put into a day extends throughout the hotter months, but with longer hours comes the inevitable exposure to UV rays. Time and ...

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