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Chainsaw safety and handling presentation

Posted 1/8/2016

Ken Palmer, president ArborMaster

Ken Palmer, president ArborMaster®.

This is the first presentation offered in Las Vegas

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension along with the Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture (WCISA) and the Southern Nevada Arborist Group are offering a chainsaw safety and handling informational presentation on Feb. 4. This first-time ever presentation will cultivate safety and greater awareness for modern arboriculture. Attendees will be introduced to systematic methods to plan smarter and to work more effectively.

The presentation will be given by ArborMaster® President, Ken Palmer. Please bring a hardhat and safety goggles for the afternoon demonstrations. The presentation will held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.

Topics covered include: Safety and Risk Management; Chainsaw Handling and Operation; Precision Cutting Methods and Best Practice; Leveraging and Mechanical Advantage; Chainsaw Preventative Maintenance; and ANSI A-300 Pruning Standards. Demonstrations include chipper safety and NV Energy will also be doing a powerline safety for the tree worker.

Person using chainsaw to cut down tree

Chainsaw Safety in action. Photos courtesy of ArborMaster®.

Registration for WCISA members is $105 (early bird before Jan. 25 is $80); non-members is $130 (early bird before Jan. 25 is $105). Student and senior members of WCISA’s registration is $55. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Sponsors include First Choice Tree, Green Valley Turf, Terra Firma and NV Energy. View full agenda and register online. For more information, please contact 866-785-8960.

To pay by check, make payable to: Western Chapter ISA and mail to 31916 Country Club Drive, Porterville, CA 93257. Refunds will be given up to 10 days prior to the presentation (subject to a $10 fee).

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