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    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

    The Ergonomics and Biomechanics of Arborist Ascent and Work Positioning aloft


    Industrial Athletes such as tree workers place tremendous demands and stresses on their joints and bodies to perform a variety of tasks when aloft. The most energy demanding task of tree climbing is typically ascent to an aerial work position, to begin work in the trees canopy. Climbers are very susceptible to a variety of injuries, for a variety of reasons during ascent, and work positioning. This talk will focus on the  biomechanics of the body utilizing different ascent techniques, as well as ways to maximize efficiency, while minimizing injury.           


    Ed Carpenter, BS, AS, NATS Certified Instructor, Certified Arborist, CEAS As CEO of C.O.R. Ergonomic Solutions, Ed Carpenter leads the company in its mission to reduce debilitating musculoskeletal disorders among athletes working and playing in the vertical realm. Ed has developed an integrated approach to educational injury-prevention, where health and wellness can be implemented on the job site, instead of in the gym.  Ed holds a BS in urban forestry from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an AS in arboriculture from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture Amherst, M,, and is a lead instructor and Northeast Operations manager for North American Training Solutions (NATS).  Ed has been working in trees all his life. The physical challenges of working and playing in extreme environments are intense and Ed knows all to well, how a single injury can change a worker’s life forever, witnessing from a young age his father’s near death injuries, while working in the woods. 


    Ed has been researching and problem-solving arboricultural work systems since 1996 when he began in the tree care industry. He has been involved in the training arborists since 2005, and product development since 2008. His leadership through CORE and NATS enable him to share his knowledge and passion to arborists across the globe through his many seminars, training programs, and speaking engagements.

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