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Certified Tree Safety Professional

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The CTSP program ensures that our crews are well trained in accordance with ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and OSHA standards, and to hold weekly tailgate safety meetings to ensure the health and protection of your trees as safely and as efficiently as possible. 

To become eligible for the Certified Tree Care Professional program, you must meet at least one of following requirements:

  • Three years’ of technical field experience in tree care with at least one year of assumed responsibility for safety (i.e., crew leader, trainer, safety committee member, emergency responder, certified CPR/first aid provider, etc.)

  • Six months’ technical field experience in arboriculture and one year in a professional safety position

  • Two- or four-year degree in Arboriculture, Forestry, Ornamental/Environmental Horticulture, Natural Resources, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety or other related field with an internship that provided technical field experience

 

The ideal CTSP also shares attributes similar to a coach:

  • Good communication skills

  • Strong instructional skills

  • Model behavior that leads to a safer environment

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