TCIA’s Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP)

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Date(s) - 03/10/2018
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Clackamas Community College, Clairmont Hall - Room #133


Electricity is a serious and widespread hazard to the arborist; and one of the leading causes of tree care related fatalities. Furthermore, almost all arborists in the field have at least some exposure to this hazard. A street lamp circuit, a cable TV wire, even a phone line can be energized with enough voltage to kill. Indirect contact through a green tree branch or other conductive object is an ever-present threat. One doesn’t have to touch a wire to be electrocuted, and about half of all electrocution fatalities are the result of indirect contact.

All arborists must be trained to recognize and avoid electrical hazards. EHAP helps you meet yearly OSHA safety requirements. For anyone who works near utility lines. EHAP must be used in combination with documented on-the-job skills training and verification to meet OSHA 1910.269 requirements.

Once a candidate has completed all training, TCIA will issue a certificate of completion (valid for one year from date of issue), transcript storage in the TCIA database, helmet decal, and laminated wallet card.

Major Topic Outline

  • OSHA / ANSI Standards & Regulations
  • Electricity and the Utility Industry
  • Electrical Hardware Recognition
  • Electrical Hazard Avoidance
  • Safe Work Practices & Electrical Hazards
  • Emergency Response

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this workshop, students should be able to:

  • Recognize Electrical Hazards
  • Understand Electrical Hazard Safe Work Practices
  • Meet Industry Safety Compliance Requirements


7.5 CTSP

7.5 ISA

7.5 OCCB


Joseph Mendez

  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • ISA Certified Treeworker
  • ISA Certified Aerial Lift Specialist
  • Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP)
  • Certified EHAP Instructor

Jenna Smith

  • Journey Level Lineworker
  • Journey Level Line Clearance Tree Trimmer

Max Participants

  • 45


  • Class is located at the Clackamas Community College Campus – Clairmont Hall – Room #133.
  • Class runs 8 am-4:30 pm. Check-in begins at 7:30 am.
  • Must be in attendance to complete course and for CEU eligibility.
  • A simple box lunch is included in registration fee; vending machines on site.
  • Books and training materials included and will be supplied in class. EHAP materials may not be available for walk-ins or registrations made less than 7 days in advance. We can order materials to be mailed after the class; shipping fees apply.

Refund Policy

  • Cancellations at least 15 days prior to the event will be refunded at 100% minus processing fee
  • Cancellations within 7-14 days of the event will be refunded at 75% minus processing fee
  • Cancellations within 1-7 days of the event will be refunded at 50% minus processing fee
  • Refunds will not be made available for no-shows!