- Falls from heights
- Use of aerial lifts and other heavy equipment operation
- Work zone safety Contact with downed lines and live electrical equipment and other utilities (e.g., gas, water)
- Chain saws
- Impact from tree debris and felled trees
- Wood chippers
- Power and hand tool use
- Improper ladder use
- Contact with poisonous plants
- Discovery of unknown chemicals
- Other potential hazards
Friday, June 26, 2015
It's not for the faint of heart & it's more dangerous than you think!
What scares you most? Falling from heights? Electrical hazards...like getting electrocuted? Wounds from chain saws? Contact with poisonous plants? These are just some of the hazards that tree workers face on a daily basis. Tree trimming especially is a hazardous occupation...as you can see from the video!
It is important that a tree service provide it's worker with a safe and healthful workplace. Any tree service needs to enforce safety standards outlined by OSHA; providing training, outreach, and education; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. This is important for you to know because it is equally important that you choose to hire or work with a tree service that has adopted and enforces a strict safety regiment. In addition, it is important the the tree service in licensed, bonded and insured. Why? Because accidents do happen regardless of how careful we try to be. A tree service that is not insured to a liability to you as a homeowner or municipality official. Even more of a liability to you is a tree service that practices unsafe techniques. Depending on the type of work you need from your tree service, here is a list of hazards that the tree workers can face at your property or in your village.
Going out on a limb,
Trees "R" Us, Inc.