Event Calendar

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Electrical Hazard Awareness Training

Start Date: 1/4/2024 9:00 AM EST
End Date: 1/4/2024 4:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Bingham Office Center

30800 Telegraph, Suite 1751
Bingham Farms, MI  United States  48025

Organization Name: Michigan Green Industry Association

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

Electrical Hazard Awareness Training
This training is being funded in part by a MIOSHA CET Grant
Thursday, January 4, 2024  (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) 
CEUs: 6 ISA and 6 CTSP applied for
Speaker: Dr. John Ball, Ph.D., CTSP, Professor of Forestry, South Dakota State University
Are you aware that 15 to 20% of all tree worker and landscaper fatalities are caused by electrocutions? Unfortunately, trees and overhead power lines are a common, and deadly, combination.  Even a secondary line can generate enough electricity to be fatal. Although your company may not do line clearance tree work, all tree workers – arborists and landscapers who do tree pruning and removal - are required to have a fundamental knowledge of the electrical power system and how to recognize and avoid electrical hazards. We encourage all green industry 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***
** Attendance limited to first 54 participants to register! **
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 $45       Non-Members $45
All sales are final. No refunds. Same-day attendee substitutions are allowed. No credit applied to future classes.