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.
The deadline for the TCIA Safety Awards, which recognize exemplary safety practices in the tree care industry, has been extended to December 15, 2013.
The TCIA Safety Awards feature two award categories. The Outstanding Invidual/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 Oklahoma Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) is organizing volunteers to help with debris removal in the Moore, Oklahoma area on June 5-6. This relief effort is a response to the damage cause by a tornado that hit Oklahoma over the weekend.
The association says they "are also in great need of heavy equipment and operators and tree removal and pruning."
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it will propose to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement by three years to Nov. 10, 2017. The proposal would also extend to the same date the existing phase-in requirement that employers ensure that their operators are qualified to operate the equipment.
On Friday, April 12, Petzl was informed of an accidental fall in a training center in Germany. This fall was related to a failure of the rope end attachment hole of the Petzl ZIGZAG mechanical Prusik. Petzl has since been informed of another identical failure.
Petzl has decided to immediately recall all ZIGZAGs. As a measure of precaution, Petzl asks that you: