The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) compiled information on 408 occupational tree care accidents that occurred in the United States over a five year period (2009 – 2013).
“As far as we could determine, the victims – regardless of their professional background, title or employment status – were engaged in tree trimming or removal operations for pay at the time of their demise,” says Peter Gerstenberger, Senior Advisor to the President of TCIA for Safety, Standards and Compliance.
The tree care industry is associated with dangerous work and high risk of injury, which can cost tree care companies precious time, money and resources. But what sort of risks should we be watching out for? What are common causes of injuries? How can we prevent accidents and keep costs low?
Please Note: This survey is now closed. Stay tuned for results.
Accidents continue to increase in the tree care industry and this trend is distressing to companies, employees and consumers. TCIA’s annual Accident Survey is just one tool we’re using to combat this increasing problem.
Everyone hates tests: Math tests, driving tests, certification tests. But in order to excel, tests are often a required step. And in order to do well on a test, you must have both good knowledge of the information that is being tested and a strategy for taking the test that allows you to show what you know.
Here are some tips and tricks to excelling on your next certification, or math, test:
Everyone hates taking tests. Just the thought elicits stress, panic and procrastination in most people.
But if you’re thinking about taking an exam to become a Certified Tree Safety Specialist Professional (or any other industry certification) then you’ll need to buckle down and hit the books. Save yourself some grief and just apply some (or all) of the study suggestions on this list: