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Basic Chipper Operations and Handling Workshop

  • 12 Dec 2022
  • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • 4415 14th Avenue, Markham, ON
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  • Available to current OPA Members only.
  • Consider joining OPA to receive member benefits.

According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 1992 and 2002 a total of 31 occupational injury deaths were attributable to mobile brush chippers. 68% of fatalities were the result of being caught or compressed by the chipper, and 29% deaths were the result of being struck by the machine or a machine part. This one-day program will help your employees understand how to work safely with and around a chipper.

This course will cover:

  • Safety regulations and PPE 
  • Identify existing and potential hazards
  • Routine checks and maintenance
  • Recognizing and avoiding risks 
  • Safe operating techniques
  • Pre-start Inspections
  • Shut down procedures

PPE required to attend this session:

  • CSA Approved Type 1 or Type 2 Class C or E helmet (within 5 years old) 
  • Hearing protection 
  • Gloves with narrow cuffs (so branches don't snag them)
  • Eye protection
  • Safety boots (Green Patch Safety approved with a minimum height of 7 eyelets)
  • Full leg chaps or ballistic pants (recommended but not required)

This course is worth 1 credit towards the Parks Practitioner Designation.

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