Start Date: 1/13/2021 1:00 PM EST
End Date: 1/13/2021 4:00 PM EST
Venue Name: Webinar
Michigan Green Industry Association
Webinar: Electrical Hazard Awareness Training
This training is being funded in part by a MIOSHA CET Grant
Registration Limited to Michigan Residents Only!
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 (1:00 p.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, streetlamp 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. Learn to identify electrical system components, the presence and nature of electrical hazards, protective measures available, and common unsafe acts to avoid.
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 and will cover the requirements for all arborists including the incidental line clearance and qualified line clearance arborists as well as those who only may have phone and cable line in their work environment.
***Certificates of attendance will be provided to all attendees***
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CEUs: 3 ISA and 3 CTSP applied for
All sales are final. No refunds. Same-day attendee substitutions are allowed. No credit applied to future classes.