Event Calendar

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Trade Show 2-Day Arborist Track

Start Date: 2/20/2018 9:00 AM EST
End Date: 2/21/2018 2:30 PM EST

Venue Name: Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI  United States  48374

Organization Name: Michigan Green Industry Association

Silvia Eichen
Email: silvia@landscape.org
Phone: 248-646-4992


Arborist, Professional Climber and Ground Crew 2-Day Education Track (MIOSHA Grant Funded)
Held in Conjunction with the MGIA 31st Annual Trade Show & Convention an ALL-NEW MIOSHA Grant Funded Arborist Education Track! 
ONLY $50!
For the past eight years MGIA has been able to bring internationally recognized training to the Michigan Arborist, professional climber and ground crew at reduced prices, due to a grant that the Association has received from MIOSHA. These programs are taught throughout the United States and internationally, by leaders in tree care safety and education.  Please take advantage of this huge savings! 
This year’s ALL NEW Arborist Education Track will feature Phillip Kelley, Lead Instructor and Operations Manager for North American Training Solutions, and Dr. John Ball, Professor at South Dakota State University and internationally renowned safety expert.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Speaker: Dr. John Ball, South Dakota State University
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Aerial Lift Operations: The New Requirements
The new ANSI Z133 is out and with it some new changes on how we operate and work from aerial lifts. This session will cover all of the changes as well as proper fitting of harnesses and attachments. CEUs: 1-ISA, 1-CTSP
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Climbing – How To Select and Evaluate Tie-in Points
We are seeing an increase in climbing incidents and one of top reasons is failure of the tie-in point. This session will cover the new requirements for evaluating and placement of tie-in points for climbing systems. CEUs: 1-ISA, 1-CTSP
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Emergency Response and Arborists
One frequent citation is failure to have crew members trained in first aid and 
carrying a first aid kit appropriate to the hazards of the job. This session will cover the most common incidents in which first aid is required and how crews should respond to these incidents. CEUs: 1-ISA, 1-CTSP
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
ChainSaws – Safely Working With Electric Saws
Battery-powered saws are becoming more common in tree work and they will become even more common in the future. However there are a few tricks to working with them and this session will cover the safe use of these new tools. CEUs: 1-ISA, 1-CTSP
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Speaker: Phillip Kelley, North American Training Solutions
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Tree Structural Support Systems 
In this session we will be reviewing how, why and when to install tree support systems. CEUs: 1-ISA, 1-CTSP
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Historic Tree Preservation Techniques
Historic trees are a precious asset to any landscape. Learn retrenchment and refracture pruning techniques for historic tree preservation. CEUs: 1-ISA
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Delivering the Message of Safety
Learn how to hold an effective safety meeting and deliver a powerful message. CEUs: 1.5-ISA, 1.5-CTSP

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Registration is Closed
Closed: 2/19/2018 8:00 AM

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