The TCIA Alliance addresses hazards facing the tree care industry, focusing primarily on the prevention of falls and struck-by incidents, as well as electrical hazards during tree-removal. The Alliance's goals include:
Training and education
- Expanding a pilot training seminar developed by OSHA's Region I Office on compliance with OSHA standards, by delivering it to membership meetings across the country.
- Developing and delivering training in the tree care industry on topics such as struck-by prevention, fall prevention, tree removal and electrical hazard awareness, including the guidance of the ASC Z-133 2000 standard.
- Developing or delivering presentations on relevant safety and health topics for TCIA conferences.
Outreach and communication
- Disseminating information about the variety of safety resources available to the tree care industry from OSHA (such as OSHA's Consultation program and Compliance Assistance Specialists) and TCIA, including mentoring among TCIA members.
- Fostering ongoing TCIA-OSHA dialogue on regulatory and compliance trends in the tree care industry, including joint annual review of frequently identified hazards, to assist in meeting the goals of the Alliance.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
- TCIA leaders will attempt to raise others' awareness of, and demonstrate their own commitment to, workplace safety and health in speeches and appearances.