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  • Tree Care Related Incidents in 2016 

    9/13/2017 - TCIA learned of 153 tree care-related occupational incidents * in calendar year 2016. Ninety-two of them were fatal. This report provides what we know about these incidents from the media accounts.
  • Don’t Use Climbing Spikes When Pruning Trees 

    5/2/2017 - Climbing spikes are sharpened steel spikes attached to the climber’s leg by leather straps and padded supports. A tree worker should only use them to access trees being removed.

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  • Check out the new TCIA app! 

    11/6/2018 - At past TCI EXPOs, the Tree Care Industry Association provided an app available to act as your digital guide to the event. This year, we’re taking our app to the next level – TCIA now has an app for ALL events, news, TCIA-member profile management...
  • OSHA Regional Emphasis Program in Southeast U.S. 

    10/16/2018 - Effective October 1, OSHA Region 4 - AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN - enacted a Regional Emphasis Program for landscaping and horticultural services, which in their parlance includes arboriculture.
  • ASTI Grant Recipients, August 2018 

    10/5/2018 - The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) recently awarded over $45,000 in grants to 28 tree care organizations, who will use these funds to host safety training workshops throughout the country next year.
  • Alert: Random DOT Drug & Alcohol Audits Happening Now 

    8/24/2018 - The Department of Transportation (DOT) is conducting random, one-to-two-day audits of businesses with service fleets. According to the inspector in a recent tree company inspection, there is a national two-week push from DOT emphasizing compliance wi
  • ASTI grant application deadline August 15th 

    7/11/2018 - The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) is a program launched by the Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) in 2013 in an effort to bring affordable safety training and educational opportunities to tree care companies across the coun
  • Three Tips for Better Safety Conversations 

    6/22/2018 - Tired of feeling like the safety police? This role can be frustrating – it’s in the entire team’s best interest to support a solid safety culture.
  • Chain Saw Expert Trainer workshop in Oxford, CT, July 23-27 

    6/5/2018 - TCIA has partnered with North American Training Solutions (NATS) and Arboriculture Canada Training & Education to develop a new workshop for CTSPs whose desired path for professional development focuses on training expertise: specifically, training o