Certified Treecare Safety Professional Brings Safe Work Practices to Chambersburg Area

February 10, 2011 - Chambersburg, PA – The tree care industry is ranked among the most dangerous professions.  To help promote safe work practices in the greater Chambersburg area, local resident Bradley R. Evans, an Arborist Representative with the Chambersburg office of Bartlett Tree Experts, recently received his Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) status.  This title is reserved for individuals that have completed an intensive program offered by the Tree Care Industry Association.

According to the Tree Care Industry Association, maintaining a CTSP on staff means that Bartlett Tree Experts is committed to safe practices in arboriculture.  The purpose of the program is to reduce work-related accidents and completion demonstrates a true commitment to improving the safety of tree care workers across the industry.  Consumers can have greater peace of mind with the knowledge that hiring a tree care company with a CTSP helps ensure safe and professional arboricultural work on their property.

“Here at Bartlett Tree Experts, we’re dedicated to creating a culture of safety across the organization,” says Alan Jones, Vice President and Division Manager.  “We train employees in the latest practices and have a specific Safety Committee.  We put in the extra effort because, in the end, it’s about getting the people we work with home safely and providing our customers a positive experience.”

As part of the program, CTSP's are kept abreast of the latest technological advances and regulatory activities affecting the industry.  To maintain their certification, CTSP’s must commit to ongoing education in the safety field.

“In an industry where regulations and standards are continually evolving, you have to keep learning,” comments Jones.  “Safety must always be at the forefront of your thoughts and your actions.”

About the Tree Care Industry Association
The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) is dedicated to helping consumers learn more about proper tree care and hiring reputable tree care companies who use proper techniques.  For more information regarding TCIA, visit http://www.tcia.org/

About Bartlett Tree Experts
The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company was founded in 1907 by Francis A. Bartlett and is the world’s leading scientific tree and shrub care company.  The organization’s current chairman, Robert A. Bartlett Jr., represents the third generation of Bartlett family management.  Bartlett has nearly 100 local offices serving 27 U.S. states, Canada, Ireland and Great Britain. Services include pruning, integrated pest and disease management, soil analysis and management, cabling and bracing, tree lightning protection systems and tree/stump removal. Its corporate offices are located in Stamford, Connecticut. 





For more information, contact:

Daniel C. Yates
dyates@bartlett.com
717-264-6105

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