Sold Out: Susan Harwood Grant Workshop: EHAP
This is a live online event hosted by the Tree Care Industry Association
Electricity is a serious and widespread hazard to arborists. In fact, electricity causes about 15 percent of all fatalities in the tree care industry, making it the leading cause of worker fatalities.
Since even a street lamp circuit or phone line can be energized with enough voltage to kill, almost all arborists in the field have at least some exposure to this hazard. In fact, workers don’t even have to touch a wire to be electrocuted – about half of all electrocution fatalities are the result of indirect contact. Tree branches and other conductive objects are an ever-present threat for the industry.
All arborists must be trained to recognize and avoid these electrical hazards. Qualified line-clearance arborists must have additional knowledge about electrical hazards and the special techniques used to work safely near electrical conductors.
Fine print: Eligibility: Full- or part-time commercial tree care company employees and owners. Unemployed workers who want to work in the industry. Public employees are not eligible per OSHA Guidelines. No one from companies with 250 or more employees are eligible. Attendees must be working for a private tree care company to be eligible.
Registrations from one company are capped at 5, until one week before the workshop when all empty seats are released. Registration is transferable.
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