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  • 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
  • OSHA Bans Body Belts & Lanyards in Buckets 

    11/23/2016 - In its announcement of a Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Subpart D) final rule on November 18, OSHA put tree care employers on notice that conventional body belts and lanyards used for fall protection in aerial lifts would

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  • Guidance on Payroll Tax Executive Order 

    8/20/2020 - On Saturday August 8th, President Trump signed a series of Executive Orders after negotiations between the Administration and Congress broke down on the next COVID-19 stimulus plan.
  • Update on TCI EXPO 

    5/20/2020 - As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve around the world, TCIA has been actively assessing the risk and impact on a daily basis and monitoring guidance from public health authorities as it relates to TCI EXPO.
  • The 2020 Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament 

    2/20/2020 - TCIAF’s Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament at Winter Management Conference honors the vision of industry leaders Bob and Pat Felix for the next generation of arborists by raising funds for students in the industry.
  • ANSI Standards Under Public Review 

    1/20/2020 - The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) have placed a call for public review of the revision draft ...
  • Announcing the ASTI August 2019 Grant Recipients! 

    9/26/2019 - The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) recently awarded nearly $35,000 in grants to 19 tree care organizations, who will use these funds to host safety training workshops throughout the country next year.