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First-Aid Updates for Arborists

Most arborists are aware of the Z133 American National Standard for Arboricultural Operations – Safety Requirements. This standard is our road map for safely navigating through the numerous hazards associated with arboricultural operations. It is a living standard, one that is periodically reviewed and updated as our gear evolves and our knowledge of the work […]

Join Us at EAW San Diego – The Business of Safety

We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you for TCIA’s Executive Arborist Workshop (EAW) San Diego – The Business of Safety, a premier event focused on the crucial aspects of safety in the tree care industry. TCIA is proud to bring you this exclusive opportunity to enhance your knowledge, expand your networking and […]

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Incidental Line Clearance: What Arborists Need to Know About Working Around Electric Utilities

Electricity is the only product that is consumed the moment it is created, from the point of generation to end users, through a complex grid of towers, poles, wires and various types of hardware. The vast majority of the grid is above ground, where it often shares space with trees as well as the people […]

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Tree-Related Electrical Incidents: Us vs. Them

This article is a continuation of the series “Us Versus Them” (see sidebar), contrasting the nonfatal injuries of arborists and the public that occurred while using common arboricultural tools. Past articles have focused on chain saws, chippers/shredders, hand saws/pole saws and aerial devices/ladders. This is the first in the series to discuss arboricultural operations rather […]

Tree-Work Safety by the Numbers

Mathematics is not a field that sparks much interest among tree workers – or people in general. But the field of probability plays a role in just about everything tree workers do. If you knew that the odds of being severely injured performing a specific task were one in five, you might approach it with […]

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