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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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  • ASTI awards $45,000 in latest round of grants 

    4/23/2019 - 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.
  • TCIA hosts field day for OSHA Region 1 

    4/12/2019 - On Tuesday, March 26, TCIA and several local member companies provided a full-day training for OSHA field-enforcement personnel from Region 1 (New England).
  • CTSP Workshop and Exam in Lisle, IL, March 5-6, 2019 

    1/25/2019 - Perhaps you have enrolled in the Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) program and are diligently working your way through the CTSP Study Guide with Critical Thinking Exercises (CTEs).
  • Platte River Equity Acquires Sherrill Inc. 

    1/7/2019 - Following ten years of ownership which brought record growth to the company, Generation Equity Investors and company founder Tobe Sherrill have sold a controlling interest in Sherrill Inc. to Platte River Equity, a Denver, Colorado-based private equi
  • FMCSA Relaxes Commercial Learner’s Permit Rule 

    12/28/2018 - With a December 21 Federal Register notice, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) amended its regulations to allow States the option of issuing a commercial learner's permit (CLP) with an expiration date of up to one year from the d