Electricity is a serious and widespread hazard to arborists. In fact, electricity causes about 30 percent of all fatalities in the tree care industry, making it the leading cause of worker fatalities.
All arborists must be trained to recognize and avoid these electrical hazards. Qualified line-clearance arborists must have additional knowledge about electrical hazards and the special techniques used to work safely near electrical conductors.
Instructor: Robert Mead, CTSP
Eligibility: Full- or part-time commercial tree care company employees and owners. Unemployed workers who want to work in the industry. Public employees in North Carolina are eligible per OSHA Guidelines.
Pricing & Registration: Free, one-day workshop funded by OSHA Susan Harwood Grant SH29645SH6.
Registrations from one company are capped at 5, until one week before the workshop when all empty seats are released. Sorry, no walk-ins. Registration is transferrable.
Training Materials: EHAP materials are provided with registration, including the EHAP manual, Z133 Safety Standard and enrollment into the EHAP Program (a $135 retail value).
Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring your own lunch.
CEUs: Earn 7.0 ISA and CTSP CEUs for attending.
Directions:City of Charlotte Landscape Management Building Large Assembly Room 701 Tuckaseegee Road Charlotte, NC 28208
Please note: parking is in the lower lot