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    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

    Promoting a Positive Safety Culture


    Tree workers cannot be entirely to blame for their unsafe work behavior. This presentation will explore the factors that might contribute to the safety climate and culture in your own company.Looking beyond enforcement of the Z133.1, management can address safety within their own company by working to improve workers’ perspective on safety. By employers supporting safe behavior, in addition to good productivity, workers receive positive reinforcement for their safe work practices. Once we appreciate the importance of safety perspectives, we can use the power of constructive communication to effect positive change within the tree care industry.

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    Alex Julius is ISA’s Educational Development Manager and one of the newest members of the ISA Headquarters staff. A native of Los Angeles, she previously worked for West Coast Arborists in San Diego as a tree trimmer. Alex earned her bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism in 2009 from Smith College and her master's degree in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry in 2012 from the University of Massachusetts. While an undergraduate, Alex worked as the arborist’s assistant at the Smith College Botanic Garden, and interned at both the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. For her master’s thesis, she conducted a comparative study of tree worker safety compliance in the New England tree care industry. Alex is an assistant instructor for the NEC-ISA Women's Tree Climbing Workshop, and has competed in several local and national tree climbing competitions. In addition, she is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and a Western Chapter ISA Certified Tree Worker.

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