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    Electrical Safety Awareness Course

    • September 29, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 1010 Winterville Rd, Athens, GA 30605
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    • Includes a one year membership to the GAA that entitles you to listing on our website and discounts to programs.

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    Trees and Power Lines/Electrical Safety Awareness Training
    September 29th, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Presented by GAA in partnership with:

    Electricity is a serious and widespread hazard to arborists. In fact, electricity causes about 30 percent of all fatalities in the tree care industry, making it the leading cause of worker fatalities. The purpose of the course is to ensure a uniform understanding of the dangers of working around power lines in emergency settings and tree work. This course has been custom designed for tree workers, tree consultants, and tree company owners.

    Presented by Odis Sisk, a third generation arborist. Throughout his career, Odis has performed many roles including researcher, production climbing arborist, instructor, safety director, and plant health care consultant. He is a former tree climbing competitor, winning the GAA championship an unprecedented six years in a row. He has encouraged camaraderie and stressed the importance of workplace safety at the competitions for the past several years.Odis has traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Puerto Rico, Germany, and France climbing and teaching.

    Course Agenda:

    1. Introduction
    2. Industry Statistics
    3. What is a qualified line clearance arborist
    4. OSHA and ANSI standards
    5. Electrical Terminology
    6. How Electricity works
    7. Electrical systems: identification and configurations 
    8. Underground Utilities
    9. Minimum Approach Distance
    10. Step and Touch Potential
    11. Electrical contact and the human body
    12. Direct and Indirect Contact
    13. Procedures for working around electrical conductors
    14. Tools, Equipment and PPE
    15. Work and Emergency Response Protocols

    Cost (includes lunch):

    GAA members:     $  55
    Non-members:      $  105 (includes 1 year GAA Membership)

    5.0 ISA and CTSP CEU's Applied For

    Georgia Arborist Association

    Email:  info@georgiaarborist.org
    Phone:  (404) 913-1422
    Address:  GAA ~ P.O. Box 2516, Decatur GA 30031

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