Safety: Everywhere and always
It guides every decision we make – both on and off the job site – because we know the stakes are too high to do it any other way.
Treeways demonstrates full compliance with all applicable (OSHA) regulations and (ANSI) standards, and our team engages in consistent, ongoing training to ensure safety is always at the forefront.
There are four main areas of work that require extreme focus and attention to detail in order for Treeways to embody safety everywhere and always.
We must have 100% fall protection when working from an aerial lift or performing climbing operations. Each employee is responsible to each other to ensure compliance.
Work & Drop Zone Establishment
Proper work zone establishment is important for the motoring public and pedestrians, as well as our employees. We follow MUTCD requirements when establishing work zone protection to guide motorists and pedestrians around our work. Additionally, drop zone establishment protects our employees and the public from falling objects during trimming and felling operations.
Minimum Approach Distance (MAD)
Electrical safety is integral both to keeping employees safe during line clearance trimming and to keeping the lights on. Employees must maintain established minimum approach distances for the voltages exposed to. We designate spotters to assist in maintaining clearances to energized lines, and all employees have STOP WORK obligation.
Chain and hand saws are essential tools of our trade, but they also pose hazards. Proper saw operation is mandatory for safe work.
How We Train
Treeways is committed to the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we work. Because safety is integral to our business, we employ rigorous safety and training programs to ensure our employees work safely and go home safely.
We believe a well-trained workforce is more productive and more engaged. This increased engagement gives team members freedom to speak up when something is not right and offer suggestions to make improvements. Our managers and supervisors set the safety tone for our organization, and every employee is held accountable for their adherence to protocols.
Safety is a 24/7/365 issue. Not only do we require our people to be safe at work, but we offer materials and information for them to be safe at home. We have a moral obligation to the total safety of our people and their families.