Updated Enforcement Guidance for Inspections in the Tree Care Industry

OSHA issued a memo updating its enforcement guidance for compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) when inspecting tree care and tree removal operations.

The memo highlights hazards to those engaged in tree care and tree removal operations, and provides CSHOs with guidance on some of the OSHA standards that address those hazards and some of the situations where citations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s General Duty Clause (29 USC 654(a)(1)) may be appropriate. Some of the issues addressed include falls and falling objects, use of personal protective equipment, electrical safety, occupational noise exposure, hand and portable powered tools, machine guarding and first-aid kits.

To read the full OSHA trade release, click here.