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News & Announcements
Congratulations to our TCC Overall Champions, Andrew Dunavant and Jocelyn Lohse! For full results go to our Tree Climbing Championship page.
MAC-ISA is hosting a group outing on Saturday night, July 29th, from the ISA Conference at National Harbor to Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies baseball game at Nationals Ballpark. Price ($55) includes a gallery seat and round trip transportation from Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor.
2017 ISA Annual International Conference: 28 July–2 August: One World Under One Canopy Registration is now open! View registration options, and register online by 2 June 2017 for lowest registration rates. The 2017 ISA conference location and host hotel is the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC, USA. The deadline to reserve a room in the ISA block at the host hotel is 1 July 2017. See hotel reservation information, and watch for information on additional hotels, available soon.
HELP US REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL OF $100,000 to endow this scholarship. We need your help to finish our goal! Please donate. Donate to the Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund and MAC-ISA will match 100% of your tax deductible gift, up to a total of $4,500. Read more on the Tree Fund page under the Bonnie Appleton Fund section.
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.