Electrical Hazard Awareness Training
Date(s): January 7, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM EST - 4:00 PM EST
This training is being funded in part by a MIOSHA CET Grant
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Speaker: Dr. John Ball, Ph.D., CTSP, Professor of Forestry, South Dakota State University
Are you aware that 20% of all fatalities related to tree care are caused by electrocution, and that all tree workers in the field have some exposure to electricity? Even a cable TV wire, street lamp circuit or phone line can generate enough electricity to be fatal. Although your company may not do line clearance tree work, all tree workers are exposed to potentially energized conductors throughout the season and must be trained to at least recognize and avoid this deadly hazard. To prevent fatal accidents, we encourage all professionals involved in the pruning or removal of trees to participate in this formal and documented training.
This course helps the employer comply with MIOSHA Part 53, Rule 5311: An employer shall: (a) Provide training to each new employee regarding the requirements of this standard, the job hazards and safeguards before starting his assigned job . . . and (c) Develop rescue procedures such as, but not limited to, removal of injured, stricken or electrically shocked employees from work positions aloft. Training topics will focus on practical knowledge and general awareness for ALL arborists, and can serve as a general background or foundation for line clearance arborists and trainees. Learn to identify electrical system components, the presence and nature of electrical hazards, protective measures available, and common unsafe acts to avoid. The workshop will utilize the Tree Care Industry Association's EHAP materials, widely recognized as the training standard for OSHA-compliant training for arborists.
NOTE: Purchasing a TCIA EHAP program or renewal program is recommended for this workshop but is not required. To purchase a manual, contact TCIA at (800) 733-2622 or visit http://www.tcia.org/.
Location: Bingham Center, 30800 Telegraph, Ste. 1751, Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Registration: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Class: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Members $40 Non-Members $40
Click here to download a faxable (PDF) registration form.