Tree care is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. That’s why safety education is one of our top priorities at TCIA! Join us at TCI EXPO, November 14 – 16, to learn about latest safety tips and news – and discover how to create a culture of safety on the jobsite.
Here are a few of the highlights:
- Arborist Safety Update: What Happened in 2013? – Dr. John Ball returns to provide his popular update of fatal and non-fatal injuries in the tree care industry. Learn how to avoid becoming a statistic in 2014 by reviewing the trends seen in 2013 – and discover the factors that lead to the most common incidents. (To view this sort of news as it happens, visit our Accident Briefs section). Speaker: John Ball, Ph.D. (South Dakota State University)
- Safety…It’s Personal – There is a disturbing trend of catastrophic accidents in our industry, which is why it is important that your tree care business recognizes the importance of a safe working environment. Attendees will learn why catastrophic accidents are “different,” how to develop a culture of safety, how leadership pulls it all together and why safety is such a personal issue. Speaker: Scott Jamieson (Bartlett Tree Experts)
- A Systems Approach to Production Tree Climbing – A “one size fits all” approach to production tree climbing is not possible nor desirable. But with so many options in equipment, tools and techniques, choosing the “right system” can be bewildering. This session will explore how a climber can develop efficient systems and mental checklists based on the situation and environment in which they happen to be working. Speaker: Tony Tresselt (Arborist Enterprises)
Other safety sessions include:
- Single Rope Ascent and Work Positioning | Speaker: Odis Sisk
- Strengthen Your Assets: Hiring Employees to be Safe | Speaker: Patrick McGuiness
- Climbing Safely While Managing ALB | Speaker: Melissa LeVangie
- The Arborist as First Responder | John Ball, Ph.D.
- Forces in Rigging | Speaker: Todd Kramer
To see our full schedule of events, visit the Interactive Schedule on the TCI EXPO website. See you in Charlotte!