Total Safety Culture

At Lewis Tree Service, Safety is a Way of Life

Safety is one of our mission-critical values supported by a significant investment in training, tracking and reporting. We foster a total safety culture focused on the reduction and elimination of “at risk” activities and behaviors – on and off the job. Proof it’s working: annual work hours increased more than 40% over the past five years while our OSHA incident rate declined by 60%.

We believe in a Total Safety Culture and enforce these “Nine to Know...”

  • 360 Degree Walk Around – before moving any vehicle or piece of equipment, the driver shall conduct a 360 degree walk around and, where applicable, a spotter shall be in place before backing any vehicle or piece of equipment
  • Seat Belts – Employees shall wear seat belts at all times while operating or riding in a vehicle or piece of equipment so equipped
  • Work Zone Protection – Employees shall always use the required barriers and safety equipment to define the work area and make it safe and secure
  • Fall Protection – A full body harness shall be in proper use when working out of an aerial device
  • Minimum Approach Distance (MAD) – Employees shall maintain MAD at all times. This includes passing in between conductors, all tools and aerial devices
  • One Hand Chain Saw Use – Under no circumstance shall any employee one hand any chain saw (aloft or on the ground)
  • Drop Zone Safety – All employees shall respect the drop zones and prescribed felling zone guidelines as spelled out in the LTS Safety and Training Manual
  • Chaps While Cutting on the Ground – Chaps shall be in use whenever saw operators are cutting on the ground. This includes those assisting the cutter within a ten (10) foot radius
  • Chipping with Harness – Employees shall not wear a full body harness while operating the chipper

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As many of you are aware, there have been some recent industry issues involving undocumented workers. I want to assure you that neither Lewis Tree Service nor any of our affiliates are a party to this very serious violation of federal laws.


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