Grillon Safety Alert: Request for Inspection

Petzl requests the inspection of certain Grillon products following the detection of ropes mounted incorrectly in the rope adjuster of recently produced Grillon products. In such a case, the product does not perform its blocking function, which can result in a risk of injury. Please immediately stop sales and use of Grillon products manufactured between […]

Should Government Mandate the Adoption of Zero-Emission Equipment?

As the saying goes, “As California goes, so goes the nation.” TCIA has found this to be true across the board, from emissions standards to safety regulations; policy that starts in California seems to spread to other states and sometimes even to the federal level. This leads us to a policy that TCIA is closely […]

Washington News Roundup

It has been a busy month in Washington, D.C. Below you can find summaries of three key pieces of legislation our readers should be aware of. $1.9 trillion relief bill On March 11, President Biden signed one of the largest stimulus packages in American history. This stimulus comes a year into the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

RAP vs. IRAP – How does the Arborist Apprenticeship Program Work?

On February 17, President Biden rescinded a 2017 Executive Order on Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program’s (IRAP), thereby ending that program. This move has raised questions about what this means for TCIA’s Arborist Apprenticeship Program. The 2017 order being rescinded will not impact the Arborist Apprenticeship program. TCIA’s Arborist Apprenticeship Guidelines are certified by the US Department […]

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