The TCIA 2014 Advancing Arboriculture Award, which honors governmental agencies, regulators and other allies who help advance the tree care industry, was presented to a team this year.
Laura Styles and her co-workers in the California Occupational Health Branch's Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program were selected for this award due to their exceptional talent for tracking, documenting and investigating workplace fatalities. Her team includes Hank Cierpich, James Rogge, Egils Kronlins and Robert Harrison.
Styles and her team use video storytelling to share the tragic stories that carry life-saving lessons. They also makes recommendation on how to prevent similar incidents.
"We think these stories are going to resonate with viewers and prevent future deaths," says Styles, explaining why they use video footage as part of their work. "We want people to realize that this could happen to them, and provide tools to prevent workplace deaths. The data charts and summary tables alone don't show the personal devastation that these incidents cause."
View a sample of their work below, or click here to learn more about the FACE program and the Advancing Arboriculture Award.
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