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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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  • 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
  • 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.
  • TCIA comments favorably on FMCSA proposal 

    9/11/2018 - On September 10, TCIA submitted comment on an advanced notice of public rule-making (ANPRM) from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).