The TCIA Safety Awards recognize safety excellence in two areas. The Outstanding Individual/Crew Performance award recognizes an individual’s or crew’s heroic reaction to an emergency situation. The Outstanding Company Contribution award recognizes a member’s proactive program to address safety issues.
“The safety awards program left me with three lasting impressions,” said Peter Gerstenberger, Senior Advisor to the President of the Tree Care Industry Association for Safety, Standards and Compliance. “The first was its sheer magnitude. I’ve been handing out these awards for a long time, and never do I recall there being so many deserving recipients, so many ‘heroes in our midst.’”
“The second impression was the creativity and the passion displayed in the company awards,” Gerstenberger added. “It reaffirms for me that the idea of a safety culture is really taking hold in management. My final impression was shaped by the audience. Let’s be honest, awards ceremonies can be kind of boring unless you’re the award recipient. But this audience was genuinely interested in what their colleagues had achieved.”
The safety discussion did not end with the awards; the ceremony was followed by an Industry Leaders Safety Panel, which was comprised of TCIA Safety Awards winners from years past. The panel explained their innovative safety programs in detail to the audience, lending insight into best practices for safety in arboriculture.
To learn more about the TCIA Safety Awards program, click here.
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