Tree Care Safety with John Ball


Friday, May 16, 2014
7:30am - 3:45pm


Date & Time:

Friday, May 16th, 2014 / 7:30 am - 3:45 pm


John Ball is a Professor of Forestry at South Dakota State University where he instructs courses in arboriculture and forestry. Dr. Ball also teaches rock climbing at the university as well as the emergency medical technician courses for nursing. He also serves as the campus arborist. Dr Ball has conducted research in a wide range of arboricultural subjects including tree worker performance and safety. Prior to SDSU he managed tree care companies in the East and Midwest.


7:30 am Registration

8:00 am Welcome

8:15 am An overview of fatal and non-fatal incidents in the tree care industry. An examination of the more common incidents and the causal agents.

10:15 am Break

10:30 am The use of the Haddox Matrix in tree worker incidents. What happens before and after an incident is as important to the outcome as the incident itself.

11:30 am The biggest 2 factors in making tree work safe and productive. Job set-up and job briefing.

12:30 pm Lunch (Provided)

1:15 pm Working around electrical conductors. Electrical contact is the #1 killer of tree workers; the standards and regulations to follow when working within the electrical hazard zone.

2:15 pm Emergency response. First aid for tree worker incidents; the most common injuries and how the crew should respond to an injured co-worker.

3:45 pm CEU Sign Out
*Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing of CEUs


3.0 - US


San Mateo Elks Lodge
229 West 20th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401

Event Details

Event WebsiteWestern Chapter ISA
ContactHeather Crippen
Phone(866) 785-8960
EmailContact via Email
OrganizationWestern Chapter ISA
InstructorJohn Ball
TCIA MaterialsNo

Location & Directions

San Mateo Elks Lodge
229 West 20th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401

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