CONN-OSHA Participating in
Tree Care Industry Association Trade Show and Conference
provides opportunity to promote workplace safety
For immediate release
November 6, 2007
Employees from the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational
Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) will participate in the Tree Care Industry, Inc.’s
2007 TCIAEXPO Trade Show and Conference taking place Nov. 8-10 at the
Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
will sponsor an exhibit booth and meet with employers and employees involved in
the tree care industry during the three-day event, according to Richard Palo,
Director of the CONN-OSHA unit. In addition, they will be on hand throughout the
trade show and conference to answer questions they have regarding CONN-OSHA’s
compliance assistance materials and cooperative programs.
More than 180
exhibitors plan to take part in the event, while approximately 3,200 tree care
professionals are expected to attend.
According to Palo, CONN-OSHA employees have a long-standing relationship with
the Connecticut Tree Protective Association – the state’s branch of the national
Tree Care Industry Association. The group
accredits tree care companies, develops
safety and education programs, establishes standards of tree care practice, and
provides management information for arboriculture firms around the world.
non-profit association made up of approximately 500 arborists and tree care
professionals dedicated to promoting the protection and care of trees, the
Tree Care Industry, Inc.
was originally established in 1938 as the National Arborist Association.
The present organization, which develops safety and education programs,
standards of tree care practice, and management information for arboriculture
firms, is comprised of more than 2,000 commercial tree care firms and affiliated
in this event provides CONN-OSHA with an excellent opportunity to reach out to
employers and employees throughout our state,” Palo explains. “Our involvement
in conferences and trade shows allows us to meet with people in a one-on-one
setting in an effort to get across this agency’s message about the importance of
safety and health in the workplace.”
Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535