The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) reviewed 158 occupational tree care accidents reported by the media in 2013. Of these accidents, 79 were fatal. The average age of the deceased was 40.6, and the average age of the serious accident victim was 37.7.
Disclaimer: Always wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and use correct safety methods when pruning palms. Only professionals should climb palms when pruning. Consult the ANSI A300 Pruning standards to find out more about correct palm pruning.
Past exposure to the now-banned pesticide DDT is “strikingly” linked to the development of Alzheimer’s in later life, according to a study done by the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
Please Note: This survey is now closed. Stay tuned for results.
Accidents are all too commonplace in the tree care industry, which is concerning for tree care companies, employees and consumers. TCIA’s annual Accident Survey is just one tool we’re using to combat this problem.
The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) recently wrote a letter to the National Geographic Channel requesting the removal of their “Big Bad Wood” program, due to its “dangerous and unprofessional depiction of commercial tree care operations.”
TCI EXPO 2013 provided the opportunity to train a record-setting group of 87 Certified Treecare Safety Professionals (CTSPs), pictured below, last month in Charlotte, North Carolina. TCIA would like to congratulate our new CTSPs for their hard work, and for their dedication to making the tree care industry safer.