Prioritizing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for National Safety Month

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Did you know that June is National Safety Month? This is a great time to dedicate to promoting awareness and emphasizing the importance of safety in various aspects of our lives. As we celebrate safety this month, it is crucial to shed light on the significance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) specifically tailored for arborists and tree care professionals. In …

NATS Presentations and Safety Skills Arena at TCI EXPO ‘22

Jessica CoferBlog

We’re traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina next month for TCI EXPO ’22, and we look forward to seeing you there! The EXPO, which will be held November 10 – 12, is considered the world’s largest tree care industry conference and trade show. This year we are thrilled that our NATS colleagues will be on the EXPO schedule for  presentations and …

Introducing the NATS Skills Yard and SafeTree

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We are pleased to announce that our innovative and industry-leading NATS Skills YardTM and SafeTreeTM (pat. pending) will be showcased next week at the Trees & Utilities conference in Milwaukee. The Skills YardTM and SafeTreeTM (pat. pending), developed over the past several years and debuted in the summer of 2021, furthers NATS’ mission to empower people to live and work safely, while upholding our commitment to reduce our environmental impact. …

What’s In Your First Aid Kit?

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Dan Groves, NATS Director of Safety Consulting, recently gave a presentation at TreeStuff’s Treetopia in Northern California. His topic? First aid kits, an integral part of necessary gear for anyone and everyone who works in arboriculture, and indeed anyone and everyone who works at height. First aid kits are required to be compliant with ANSI and OSHA standards, but there’s …

Stop Hockling Me!

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When working at height, there are many factors that come into play in regards to equipment, the environment and the work to be done. One speed bump that we may encounter when rigging is hockling, or twisting ropes. Owen Gluck, a NATS Safety and Training Specialist with several years of experience in residential tree care, shares his experience with hockling. …