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ECI AWARD WINNERS 2020:

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Extension of Compliance Date for Entry-Level Driver Training:

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The Forestry Education and Development Initiative is proud to provide the Utility Vegetation Management Certificate program.

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Utility Arborist Research Fund Grant Program

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ECI discusses digital corridor management during 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland

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What do Tour des Trees riders and Utility Arborists have in common? Hazards!

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1245-Backed California Law Will Improve Training and Wages for Line Clearance Tree Trimmers

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Senate Bill No. 247- Wildland Fire Prevention: Vegetation Management

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2019 ISA Council of Representatives Annual Meeting, Knoxville TN

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CNUC Awarded $50,000 Utility Arborist Research Fund Grant

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“How to Make Your Safety Program Work Better for You Than Ever Before” by Bob Urban; ACRT

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PRESS RELEASES


INDUSTRY ACCEPTED PRACTICES


Industry leaders gather each year at the System Utility Vegetation Management Summit and discuss best practices. The following white papers provide insight into various issues and current thinking about state-of-the-art utility vegetation management. Please note that these papers have not undergone the type of rigorous review that would qualify them as “Best Management Practices” but reflect the discussion among these industry leaders.

Presentations made at the 2015 Utility Vegetation Managers Summit

ANSI STANDARDS & INDUSTRY BMPs


Managers and practitioners should be aware of all relevant standards and BMPs related to utility arboriculture and utility vegetation management. The UAA encourages employers to make these BMPs available to all field personnel.

Tree Worker Safety ANSI Z133The 2017 Z133 Safety Standard was developed for the arboriculture industry under the procedures of the American National Standards Institute. The 2017 revision provides the most current criteria in the United States for arborists and other workers engaged in arboricultural operations:

  • General safety
  • Electrical hazard
  • Use of vehicles and mobile equipment
  • Portable power hand tools
  • Hand tools and ladders
  • Climbing
  • Work procedures

This publication provides an essential guide for federal, state, and municipal authorities in drafting regulations.

Pruning of Trees

Integrated Vegetation Management

Tree Risk Assessment

Herbicide Use

 

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