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For the Trainers:
This training will target workers and employers providing skilled support services, site clean-up services, and recovery activities. This includes workers in the tree care industries, landscape industry, grounds and maintenance, and others who clean up after the storm damaged trees.
We will work closely with Cooperative Extension in the hurricane disaster areas resulting from the hurricanes of 2018. We will train Cooperative Extension County agents in those states to present a one-hour, interactive classroom training covering these topics: insect bites and stings, electrical/electrocution hazards, hand and power tools, slips, trips, and falls, and other related topics (personal protective equipment (PPE), equipment inspection, safe carry, and safe start). These agents will, in turn, reach out to the people in their counties and provide this training.
In addition, we will hire a professional training company to do, six-hour trainings in these areas. These trainings will have a classroom component and an outdoor demonstration. The trainer will drop trees to simulate storm-thrown trees and then safely untangle, limb, and buck them. Training locations will be determined by local county agents who are familiar with the venues and training needs. Training will be available in Spanish if requested by local agents.
University of Georgia Research Foundation will develop all training materials by revising materials from previously received Susan Harwood Training Grants. They have been approved for use by OSHA. Also, we will create radio and video public service announcements, reminding workers of the importance of using PPE. Local agents will help distribute these.
About this Training
Resources for Agents
Download, prepare, and print these to conduct your trainings.
Advertisement Flyer (use and modify for your training): Flyer – Tree Cleanup and Chainsaw Safety Class
- PDF Flyer for the February 22nd North Carolina Training
- PDF Flyer for the March 12th South Carolina Training
- PDF Flyer for the March 26th Georgia Training
Agenda Template: Agenda Template for Tree Cleanup and Chainsaw Safety
Sign In Sheet: Sign In Sheet for Tree Cleanup and Chainsaw Safety
CEU Attendance Form: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Attendance Form
Evaluation: Evaluation for Tree Cleanup and Chainsaw Safety
- With Videos Embedded (for use without Internet): Tree Cleanup and Chainsaw Safety Training – Embedded Videos
- With Videos Linked to Their Original Youtube (requires Internet access): Tree Cleanup and Chainsaw Safety Training – Youtube Linked Videos
Script (Accompanies PowerPoint): Script for Tree Cleanup and Chainsaw Safety Training PowerPoint
Public Service Announcements:
North Carolina: https://vimeo.com/326348474
South Carolina: https://vimeo.com/325486567
Travel Reimbursement Procedures for Non-UGA Employees
- Complete the Supplier ID Form – https://suppliers.uga.edu/ If you need assistance with this form please contact OneSource at 706-542-0202.
- Complete the Non-Employee Payment Form – http://busfin.uga.edu/forms/Non_emp_payment.pdf If you need assistance with this form, please contact Tami Boyle at 770-233-6107.
- Airfare: If reimbursable expenses include airfare you must submit your airline ticket receipt/confirmation and any baggage receipts you wish to claim.
- Mileage: If reimbursable expenses include mileage you must submit: Departure address and Destination address so that we may compute the mileage distance.
- Meals: If meals are to be reimbursed you must include the meal receipt. Alcohol will not be reimbursed on meal receipts.
- Other: (Supplies, Materials, Taxi, or parking – receipts must be attached)
Official Extension Publication:
Chainsaw Safety: Always Use Your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) [Circular 1148]
Operating a chainsaw is inherently dangerous. Chainsaw cuts are always serious, but this is not the only hazard a saw operator faces. Saw operators are often struck by falling limbs and trunks as the tree moves during felling. Saw operators may fall off ladders or out of trees, or they may trip while moving through brush and uneven ground. Even when the tree is on the ground, danger lurks in wood under tension. Spring poles snap and logs roll unexpectedly. Personal protective equipment (PPE) saves lives every day. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that saw operators wear the PPE described in this publication, including head protection, eye protection, ear protection, chainsaw chaps or pants, and suitable footwear.
Download this PDF for Printing (four pages): CHAINSAW SAFETY: Always Use Your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
OSHA Safety Quick Cards (print on heavy paper/card stock or laminate:
- Aerial Lifts and Fall Protection Over Water (Spanish Only)
- Aerial Lift Safety (English and Spanish)
- Chainsaw Safety (English Only)
- Chipper Machine Safety (English and Spanish)
- Chainsaw Safety (Spanish Only)
UGA Saw Safety Team
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