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Coastal Arborist Association &
Chipper Operator Specialist CourseTaught byRussell Tonning
A wood chipper safety training workshop will be held April 5 at the Coastal Electric Cooperative Headquarters, 1265 S. Coastal Highway, in Midway. In addition to the Coastal Electric Cooperative, the workshop is being sponsored by the Georgia Arborist and Coastal Arborist Association, the Georgia Forestry Commission and Vermeer Tree Care.
Injuries involving brush chippers are a significant concern for tree care companies and landscape employers as well as the tree care workers who operate the equipment. Strong anecdotal information from the field indicates that chipper operators receive little or no formal training on chipper operation and field maintenance.
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.
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.
The Chipper Operator Specialist Workshop will be held April 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. To register please contact the Georgia Arborist Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (404) 913-1422.
Pre-registration is required.
Email: email@example.comPhone: (404) 913-1422
Address: GAA ~ P.O. Box 2516, Decatur GA 30031