Tree work Safety (video Transcripts)

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Workplace Fatalities

Compared to roofers...

Tree workers are 9 times more likely to die from work

Compared to workers in all industries combined...

Tree workers are 56 times more likely to die from work

Tree workers can be injured by...

Falls from a ladder or from a tree

Electric shock

Being crushed or suffocated

Caught in a brush chipper

Injuries from tree work can cause

Hospitalization

Permanent disability

Or death

Companies that perform tree work must

Provide personal protective equipment and safety training to all tree workers

Employ qualified tree workers to direct all tree work

And ensure clear communication between tree workers on site

For more information about tree work safety

See our online Fact Sheet and Safety Guide

www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/Tree-Work-Safety.html

Or contact Cal/OSHA Consultation Services 1-800-963-9424

October 2017