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Chipper Operator Specialist Course
Piedmont Arborist Consultant LLC received a grant from the Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) to help fund a chipper safety training workshop that will be held September 7 at the UGA Extension Office on Parker Road in Conyers. In addition to Piedmont Arborist Consultant, the workshop is being sponsored by the Rockdale County UGA Cooperative Extension Service and Master Gardeners, the Rockdale County Soil & Water Conservation District, the Rockdale/DeKalb County Farm Bureau and the Georgia Arborist Association.
The Tree Care Industry Association’s Tree Care Academy Chipper Operator Specialist course is designed to train tree care personnel in hazards, as well as accepted practices for brush chipper operation and other associated tasks. This course will provide tree crew workers formal training that will increase involvement with overall OSHA safety compliance and self-policing.
Accidents at job sites can happen at any time, and tree care professionals must know how to react. When a tree worker is injured or incapacitated, fellow crew members are the first to respond to the emergency situation.
Accidents involving brush chippers are a significant concern for tree care and landscape employers, the tree care workers who operate the equipment and manufacturers alike. Strong anecdotal information from the field tells us that chipper operators receive little or no formal training on chipper operation and field maintenance.
Pre-registration is required.
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