This trend was uncovered by analysing 392 responses from tree care companies, and by measuring accident rate statistics such as the Days Away, Restricted duties or Transfer (DART) rate and the Incident Rate (IR), which represent the number of days an employee misses due to accidents, and recorded accidents requiring medical attention, respectively.
Click here to view the 2012/2013 Accident Survey results.
TCIA thanks everyone who participated in this survey. By supplying information, respondents helped TCIA gain insight about how safety can help tree care businesses, and save lives.
TCIA also congratulates Greg Hards of TCIA member company First Choice Tree Work, LLC in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio for participating in this Accident Survey, and for being randomly selected as the winner of safety materials!
TCIA members and non-members alike are encouraged to complete next year's Accident Survey to help refine TCIA's data and improve understanding of different factors that influence safety on the jobsite. This survey, when available, will be accessible on TCIA's Survey Center.
Partners Advancing Commercial Treecare
TCIA would like to thank the following crown partners whose commitment to our work is extraordinary.