Electric contact is a frequent cause of arboricultural workplace fatalities, and no job is worth injury or loss of life. This presentation will enable attendees to explain some electrical fundamentals, characterize electrical risks, detail electrical safety precautions, differentiate between safety and incident prevention, and understand how to develop a culture of incident prevention.
Randall H. Miller is Director of Research, Development and Industry Intelligence at CN Utility Consulting. He retired in May 2017 after 23½ years at PacifiCorp as Director of Vegetation Management. He holds an MS in Urban Forestry from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. He is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and ISA Certified Utility Specialist.