EHAP – Electrical Hazards Awareness Program

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Electricity poses a serious and widespread hazard to arborists, accounting for approximately 15 percent of all fatalities in the tree care industry. It stands as the leading cause of worker fatalities in this field. The danger is not limited to high-voltage power lines; even seemingly innocuous sources like street lamp circuits or phone lines can carry enough voltage to be fatal. Arborists working in the field are inevitably exposed to this risk, and fatalities can occur without direct contact with wires; nearly half of all electrocution fatalities result from indirect contact, with tree branches and other conductive objects posing constant threats.

Recognizing and avoiding these electrical hazards is crucial for all arborists. Specialized training is essential for qualified line-clearance arborists who need to possess a deeper understanding of electrical hazards and employ specific techniques to work safely near electrical conductors.

Ehap - Electrical Hazards Awareness Program
Ehap - Electrical Hazards Awareness Program
Ehap - Electrical Hazards Awareness Program
Ehap - Electrical Hazards Awareness Program
Ehap - Electrical Hazards Awareness Program
Ehap - Electrical Hazards Awareness Program


EHAP addresses these concerns by enhancing your work in three critical areas:

  1. OSHA Safety Requirements: EHAP aids in compliance with the OSHA 1910.269 safety standard, necessitating employer-certified training for employees working within 10 feet of energized conductors. Employers must certify that their workers are trained to understand the unique hazards associated with such work. The program complements on-the-job training and verification, ensuring employees possess the skills required for safe line-clearance tasks. EHAP, when combined with documented on-the-job skills training and verification, fulfills OSHA 1910.269 requirements.
  2. ANSI Safety Requirements: The ANSI Z133.1 safety standard mandates that all employees involved in arboricultural operations be trained to recognize electrical hazards. EHAP training aligns with the ANSI Z133.1 requirement, encompassing all content related to electrical hazards in the Z133 standard. (Note: The ANSI Z133 Safety Standard is available for purchase separately.)
  3. Storm Cleanup: EHAP is often a prerequisite for storm-related clean-ups mandated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Recognizing the program’s importance dates back to Hurricane Katrina, highlighting its efficacy and relevance in preparing arborists for safe and effective storm cleanup operations.

Think Safety Always provides this program on site: Ensure the safety of your team by opting for on-site EHAP training from Think Safety Always. Our comprehensive program equips arborists with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate electrical hazards in their line of work, meeting regulatory standards and ensuring a secure working environment. Choose EHAP with Think Safety Always and prioritize safety in every aspect of your arboricultural operations.


EHAP – Electrical Hazard Awarness Program

Think Safety Always is dedicated to helping clients achieve a safe workplace. In order to accomplish this goal, a world class occupational safety and health program with onsite training must have total management, leadership, and employee involvement. Safety must be management’s highest priority. Production should never be so urgent that a company cannot take time to perform work safely. No matter where you are located, we bring our training to you, nationwide! We offer both English and Spanish classes.

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