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May 21, 2015

Tree-care workers face high risks but get little or no safety training

  • Many who work in the industry are thrill-seekers and are fatalistic about injuries, often chafing at safety rules.
  • By JON SILVER
    Journal Staff Reporter

    Photo courtesy Arboriculture Canada Training & Education [enlarge]
    Good tree-care safety includes wearing protection at all times, tying to the tree twice and using two hands to operate a chainsaw.

    Imagine cutting down a tall tree in a tight space, where you have to start from the top and work your way down.


     
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