Giving Back – Brian Luzier: Volunteer Firefighter and NATS Senior Director of Sales and Business Development

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After the attacks of 9/11, Brian Luzier, NATS Senior Director of Sales and Business Development, felt a strong desire to serve in some way. Realizing he may have been too old to go into the military, Brian instead turned his focus closer to home and decided to serve his neighbors and the local community in York County, Pennsylvania – he …

Women’s Chainsaw Course Coming in June

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After a pause on in-person courses in 2020, we are pleased to announce that our first Women’s Chainsaw Course will be offered June 25-26 in Olympia, Washington. Registration is now open! NATS Lead Instructor Emily Roberts will teach the course, which will be open to 12 students to adhere to Washington State’s COVID-19 protocols. We recently spoke with Emily to …

OSHA Tree Care Operations Regulation – What You Need to Know

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In 2006, the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), a trade association comprised of 2,300 tree care firms and affiliated companies, petitioned OSHA to promulgate a standard/ regulation specific to tree care operations. OSHA’s rulemaking process consists of seven comprehensive steps and extensive research/ impact studies prior to a regulation being imposed on an industry. There were significant events which occurred …

Safety Is the Name of Tyler Zuniga’s Game

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Rather than hats, Tyler Zuniga wears many (PPE) vests in his roles with NATS as a Lead Safety Professional and Lead Instructor. That wearing of different vests is a part of his job with NATS that he really enjoys. “Today I could be watching people climb; tomorrow I may be overseeing someone operating a bucket truck with insulated tools,” Tyler …