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Register for EHAP Workshop

Workshop Description:

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.
 
TCIA was recently awarded a federal grant in the amount of $154,233 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The grant, SH31174SH7, was awarded through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, which provides funding for nonprofit organizations to conduct in-person, hands-on training and educational programs for employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces.

These select workshops financed 100 percent through federal funds, will be offered to affected employees and owners of small businesses, including limited-English, low-literacy and hard-to-reach workers.

Instructor:
Ernie Brinker

Eligibility: 
Full- or part-time commercial tree care company employees and owners. Unemployed workers who want to work in the industry.
Public employees are not eligible per OSHA Guidelines. No one from companies with 250 or more employees are eligible. Students must be working for a private tree care company to be eligible to attend. 

Pricing & Registration:
Free, one-day workshop funded by OSHA Susan Harwood Grant SH31174SH7.
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. There will be a buffet lunch available at the on-site restaurant at attendee expense.
 
CEUs:
Earn 7.0 ISA and CTSP CEUs for attending.

Directions:
Crown Plaza Columbus North Washington
6500 Doubletree Ave
Columbus, OH 43229
Buckeye Room

Release: 
By virtue of your attendance you agree to the use of your likeness in TCIA's promotional materials.

 
When2/7/2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where
Crown Plaza Columbus North Washington
6500 Double Tree Ave
Buckeye Room
Columbus, OH 43229