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Last week to vote for UAA Board of Directors

The voting deadline is August 7, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. Central Time (US & Canada). Check your email for your voting ballot.

Register now for the annual Trees & Utilities Conference

Sign up for our annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 26-28, 2021 and save $50 before late pricing kicks in after mid-October. Need to reserve a hotel room? Want to become a sponsor or register to exhibit at the trade show? Check out the Trees & Utilities website for the latest updates and information you need to know.

Bylaws Voting at Annual Business Meeting

The UAA annual business meeting will be virtual on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. There is one item on the agenda – proposed changes to the bylaws – and members will vote electronically.

Review the current bylaws and the proposed new bylaws here. Please send questions regarding the proposed revisions to office@gotouaa.org before Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

Register here before noon CST on Friday, August 27, 2021, to participate in the online meeting. A link will be provided to members when the annual meeting begins.

Updated Federal Safety Directive to Better Protect Industry Workers

Safety on the job is the priority for utility arboriculture, especially with so much exposure to hazards of working on vegetation management near power lines.

The Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) has released a new directive to make sure companies are in compliance when their employees are involved in tree care and removing trees. This includes everything from electrical safety, use of ladders and aerial devices to first aid kits and flammable liquids. Review the “Enforcement Inspection Guidance for Tree Care and Tree Removal Operations” here.