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.
Since even a street lamp circuit or phone line can be energized with enough voltage to kill, almost all arborists in the field have at least some exposure to this hazard. In fact, workers don't even have to touch a wire to be electrocuted - about half of all electrocution fatalities are the result of indirect contact. Tree branches and other conductive objects are an ever-present threat for the industry.
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.
Dr. John Ball, CTSP
Dr. Ball is a Professor of Forestry at South Dakota State University where he instructs courses in arboriculture and forestry. He also instructs course at SDSU for emergency medical technicians and is also an instructor for pre-hospital trauma life support. He also has worked in the line clearing industry and serves as a campus arborist.
Pricing & Registration:
ISA RMC Members $135
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.
EHAP materials are provided with registration, including the EHAP manual, Z133 Safety Standard and enrollment into the EHAP Program (a $135 retail value).
Lunch is provided.
Earn 8.0 ISA and CTSP CEUs for attending. (pending approval)
PPA Event Center
2105 Decatur St.
Denver, CO 80211
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