Family Tree Presentation- Business Representatives Carl Lamers, Rich Lane and peer committee members Pete Ely and Ray Banfill addressed a group of 50 Family Tree trimmers and supervision at Harwood Hall in Laytonville. The first step is to try and recruit 4 safety stewards for the four yard locations. Supervision is supportive of the effort and very welcoming of the peer message.
Tree Trimmer Safety Meeting- Members of various tree companies, PG&E vegetation management staff and Local 1245 business representatives met to start the first program of its kind to focus on tree trimmer safety. Davey Tree, Family Tree and Trees Inc. managers spoke frankly about safety issues and challenges doing line clearance. Local 1245 reps voiced problems that need attention and the meeting concluded with all attendees agreeing to meet again in three months. This meeting was sponsored by the Keep the Clearance peer committee, which has started a monthly communication to 21 tree supervisors working with 1245-affiliated companies.