Safety

Tree care is safe… if you know what you’re doing. TCIA offers a variety of certifications, programs and resources to help arborists work safer. Safer crews result in lower insurance premiums; happier, healthier employees; and improved customer care.

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Certified Treecare Safety Professional

CTSP logoTCIA's s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) program is the only safety credentialing program in the industry and is designed to address several of the safety challenges that tree care companies face. The ideal CTSP shares attributes of a coach, including:

  • Good communication skills
  • Strong instructional skills
  • Model behavior that leads to a safer work environment

Learn more about CTSP, enroll, renew and access CTSP resources

Electrical Hazards Awareness Program

Electrical Hazards Awareness Program logoElectricity 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. TCIA’s Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) is a great way to keep workers safe, ensure OSHA compliance and document training.

Learn more about EHAP, verify certificates and access EHAP resources

Tree Care Academy

Tree Care Academy logoTraining programs such as Tree Care Academy lower injuries, increase productivity and save money. It’s really that simple. This is a great way to verify that OSHA and ANSI Z133 required training has been performed and helps to identify motivated employees, who, in turn, appreciate the investment that you are making in their futures.

Tree Care Academy modules are broken down in three categories: foundation, intermediate and advanced. Employees can set a track for their career path and focus on one discipline, or they can study all the modules. The sky’s the limit!

Learn more about the wide variety of Tree Care Academy courses available

Accident Briefs

accident briefsEach month in TCI Magazine, TCIA runs a summary of "Accident Briefs," which are taken from published reports or are reported directly to TCIA staff.

Most incidents will have enough information and photos or videos to facilitate safety discussions with employees. Some may only be a notification of fatality with limited details but will help to remind employees of how critical safety is in the tree care industry, and that accidents can happen to anyone - even seasoned employees.

Incorporate the accident briefs into your tailgate meetings today!