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 …

OSHA Recommends Tree Care Operations Standard

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Those of us who work in the tree care industry know that it can be filled with hazards, including falling from trees, being struck by falling trees or branches, and being injured or killed during chainsaw or wood chipper operation, as well as exposure to energized power lines. Through its preliminary research, OSHA believes that there are currently unsafe or …