The Basics of First Aid

Too many people die each year during arboricultural operations. While even one death is too many, the number we seem to have in all-industry statistics is disproportionate to the number of workers we have. While fatal injuries garner the most attention in the tree care industry, we also suffer a disproportionate number of severe non-fatal […]

Environmental Risks of Arboricultural Operations: Exposure to Weather and Electricity

The previous three articles in this series covered tree-worker incidents within the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics event categories of Contact with an Object (divided into the two sub-categories of Struck-by or Caught-in) and Falls. These are three of the four horsemen of the arboricultural apocalypse. This article will cover the event category Harmful Substances […]

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