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    Aerial Lift Train-the-Trainer Workshop

    When: Friday, March 13, 2015 8:30am - 4:30pm Overview: This one day workshop will cover . . . Adult education best practices for tree care workers with a specific review of best practices for OJT and conducting training demos in the field with emphasis on Spanish-speaking employees. How...
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    Seven years...

    I still find it hard to believe that it has been seven years. Very few days go by that I dont remember him, think about him, think about something that he taught me. I think that the most significant thing that he taught me was the tree is a "system." He also made me question everything that I...
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    Xcel Energy presents Tree Worker Safety

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo4nIwKLP...mp;feature=plcp
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    Crane Operator Knocks Over Building And Himself

    http://www.break.com/index/crane-operator-knocks-over-building-and-himself.html
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    Job Opportunity - Regional Urban Forester - Austin

    https://greatjobs.tamu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1257442651379 A message from John Giedraitis, Texas Urban Forestry Program Manager: We are looking for a Regional Urban Forester to head up our Austin, Texas office. Austin is the “Live Music Capitol of the World” and...
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    Climbing to new heights with the help of SSA

    http://pointeronline.uwsp.edu/20082009/ScienceAndOutdoors/ClimbingtonewheightswiththehelpofSSA.aspx On Saturday Oct. 10, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point chapter of the Student Society of Arboriculture invited children in the community to experience firsthand, the reason why many...
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    Time-lapse Video of California Forest Fire

    http://www.brandonriza.com/Video/HTML/ZeroPercentContained.html
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    Apply for DOL Job Opportunities

    http://www.dol.gov/dol/jobs.htm
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    Safety and Health Topics: Slips, trips and falls

    http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/walkingworkingsurfaces/index.html
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    Interpretation letter on high-visibility garments

    This letter was a response to the question about construction workers, but the key concept, in my mind is found in the last footnote: [ QUOTE ] all employees who work near road traffic need the protection provided by high visibility garments [/ QUOTE ]...
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    OSHA tracks worker fatalities and catastrophes

    http://www.osha.gov/dep/fatcat/dep_fatcat.html
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    OSHA issues record breaking fines to BP, $87M

    http://www.osha.gov/dep/bp/bp.html US Department of Labors OSHA issues record-breaking fines to BP WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced it is issuing $87,430,000 in proposed penalties to BP Products North America Inc...
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    Arborist on Mythbusters

    http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=335139 West Chicago native and professional arborist Heidi Lakics helped the Discovery Channel's 'Mythbusters' team debunk rumors that frozen pine trees can explode in a recent episode of the popular television show. The daughter of a deputy fire chief...
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    Tree trimmer employee shot to death on job

    http://www.wptv.com/mostpopular/story/Tr...NAxh1dpkaQ.cspx SUBURBAN WEST PALM BEACH, FL--Detectives are investigating the shooting death of an Asplundh tree trimming employee near 5100 block of Pat Place. The shooting happened just before 3:30 p.m. West Palm Beach Fire Rescue responded to...
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    Tree Climbing the Safe Way

    Anyone else seen this? http://graniteworkwear.blogspot.com/2009/10/tree-climbing-safe-way.html Climbing trees is by nature a hazardous job, but certain common sense precautions can ensure that the risks are kept to a minimum. Tree climbing work is subject to the Working at Height Regulations...
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    Finger ratio

    Dr. John Ball mentioned this in his first talk at Expo. http://sendtofriend.abcnews.go.com/m/screen?id=6632045&pid=26 Finger Study Points Out That Size Matters By LAUREN COX ABC News Medical Unit3/3/09, 5:37 PM ESTResearchers say men with longer ring fingers excel at risk-taking. Men who...
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    Tree trimmer in Harwich dies after fall

    http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091103/NEWS11/911039972 HARWICH — A man who fell 20 to 30 feet while cutting a tree this afternoon died from his injuries after he was flown to a Boston hospital, according to a Harwich Fire Department spokesman. The man either fell...
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    Craftsman 18V Convertible Cordless Pole Saw

    Yikes! http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_07174295000P?keyword=craftsman+trimmer
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    OSHA sets crane safety hour Nov. 4

    http://www.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com/page/content.detail/id/511818.html?nav=5011 Florida's first "Crane Safety Stand-Down" is scheduled for Nov. 4 from 7 to 8 a.m. OSHA is asking every contractor to stop work for one hour on this date to talk to employees about crane safety. The Florida...
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    Trimmer falls from tree into pool

    http://www.abc15.com/content/news/southe...J8RKmI50Lw.cspx CHANDLER, AZ -- A tree trimmer is in critical condition at a Valley hospital after falling from a tree and into a backyard pool. According to Chandler Police Det. David Ramer, the 50-year-old man fell 20 to 25 feet at the home near...
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