A Woman’s Place Is in the Friday-Morning Safety Meeting

Julie Bunn, project specialist, wears many hats at Flower City Tree, an accredited, seven-year TCIA member company based in Rochester, New York. She jumped right in – her first day of work as a part-time receptionist in March of 2017 took place after a huge windstorm. As the years went by, she moved to full […]

CTSP Helps You Learn How to Keep Your Head in the Game

As educational coordinator and a crew leader for Heartwood Tree Service, Bill Hickman is grateful for earning TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) certificate. “The benefit for me personally was the focus on adult education and learning to better educate my peers, not only in my crew but throughout the organization,” says Hickman. The program […]

CTSP Opens a Career Path for Carlos Ramirez

Someone yells, “Cut!” It’s mid-October, and we’re talking remotely with Carlos Ramirez, who is on site in the Tahoe National Forest in Northern California, east of Sacramento, where he is overseeing field-site safety for P31 Enterprises, Inc. “That’s the three-way-communication safety protocol,” he explains, making sure there’s a reply when arborists make the back cut, […]

CTSP Offers Valuable Skills in Training the Trainers

As a senior corporate safety trainer at Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC – which, along with its subsidiaries, employs about 33,000 people throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand and is home to thousands of pieces of equipment – part of Ray Apking’s job is to support the company’s roughly 195 regional safety personnel. Additionally, […]

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