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News Release

RI Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2771 TDD/(401) 222-4462


For Release:

April 13, 2000

Contact:

Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402
Stephanie Powell 222-4700 ext. 4418

DEM, NARRAGANSETT ELECTRIC TO HOST SAFETY TRAINING FOR ARBORISTS

April 25 Deadline for Registration

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Forest Environment and the Narragansett Electric Company will hold a safety training workshop for arborists on Thursday, May 11.

Topics include electrical hazard safety training, a review and update of OSHA guidelines, and aerial climbing and bucket rescues.

The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Foster Fire Station on Route 94 in Foster. The Rhode Island Tree Council, the Davey Expert Tree Company, and the Ocean State Tree Company are also co-sponsors of the safety event.

Registrations will be accepted by mail only, with an April 25 deadline. Space is limited and registrations will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Checks for the $10 registration fee should be made payable to the Rhode Island Tree Council, and sent to the Council at 1037 Hartford Pike, North Scituate, RI 02857. Confirmation of attendance will be sent by return mail.


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