The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI), launched by TCIAF, works to bring quality, local and affordable safety training to working arborists.
Arborists cope every day with hazards that are unimaginable in most professions. Although most receive some sort of on-the-job, informal safety training, far too many risk their lives because they are not adequately trained.
ASTI provides grants for job and safety training to minimize consequent deaths and injuries, and promote overall workforce safety.
- March 1, 2020: Workshops to be held between August 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021.
- August 15, 2020: Workshops to be held between February 1, 2021 and July 31, 2021.
Note: : Grant applicants who submitted materials for the August 15, 2019 deadline can expect to hear the status of their application by mid to late September.