Powered by GoogleTranslate
OSHA News Release - Table of Contents

OSHA Trade Release DOL Logo

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Communications
Washington, D.C.
For Immediate Release

June 16, 2016
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA schedules meeting to discuss protecting workers performing
tree care operations

WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled an informal stakeholder meeting July 13, 2016, in Washington, D.C. to collect information on hazards in the tree care industry. The agency will use the information to determine the need for a proposed rule to protect workers from fatalities, injuries and hazards in tree care operations.

Tree trimming and removal operations expose workers to hazards including: falling from trees and aerial equipment; being hit by falling trees, flying objects and vehicular traffic; being cut by chain saws and chippers; and contacting energized power lines.

The meeting will be 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., July 13 in Room C-5515 1A&B, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210. Those interested in participating or observing can register online at https://projects.erg.com/conferences/osha/register-osha-tree-meeting.htm. Individuals also may register by facsimile, mail, express delivery and hand delivery. See the Federal Register notice for details.

For more information, contact Amy Wangdahl, director, Office of Maritime and Agriculture, OSHA Directorate of Standards and Guidance at Wangdahl.amy@dol.gov.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.


U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at http://www.dol.gov. The department's Reasonable Accommodation Resource Center converts departmental information and documents into alternative formats, which include Braille and large print. For alternative format requests, please contact the department at (202) 693-7828 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (federal relay).

OSHA News Release - Table of Contents

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.