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ISA Tree Worker Specialist Exam
June 16, 2022
University of Mary Washington
2022 Arborist Certification Course (3 Day Course) July 12-14 Charlottesville)
July 12, 2022
Virginia Department of Forestry Headquarters
MAC-ISA Annual Meeting
October 02, 2022
Day of Arboriculture
November 12, 2022
United States National Arboretum
News & Announcements
Save the date for our Annual Meeting, October 2-4, 2022 at the Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center in Richmond, VA. More info available soon!
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Helmet SafetyAlways wear a helmet with your chin strap buckled.
Risk AssessmentPerform a level 2 risk assessment before your climb.
Climbing SafetyAlways stay on rope.
Utility LinesAssume that all utility lines are energized.
Stay AlertStay alert at all times.
Protect Crew & PublicEstablish a clear work zone and drop zone.
PPE SafetyInspect and clean your PPE regularly.
Emergency Response PlanEstablish an emergency response plan prior to work.
Check Before WorkingCheck your equipment, surroundings and yourself prior to everyone's job.
Maintain the 4 A'sMaintain the 4 A's: Attitude-Awareness-Action-Accountability
Command & ResponseUse command and response.
Report Unsafe BehaviorDo not accept unsafe behavior (if you see something, say something).
Attend An Event
We promote safety in all that we do. MAC-ISA provides a huge array of educational events. Register for one of our events today!
Annual Meeting Two-day event usually held in October.
Tree Climbing Championship Chapter members showcase their climbing skills.
Certification Courses Three-day course to become ISA Certified Arborists.
Tree Risk Assessment (TRAQ) Consists of a 2-day educational course followed by a ½ day assessment
Day of Safety To promote a culture of safety while fostering education.
Tree Fund Events MAC-ISA partners with the Tree Fund.