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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, January 17, 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, December 31, 2023
    • 11:59 PM
    • ZOOM Webinar

    These new and updated webinars provide Electrical Hazard Awareness education in three 1-hour sessions. 

    All arborists must be trained to recognize and avoid electrical hazards. This on-demand webinar covers a wide range of safety-related topics essential for arborists working near energized overhead power lines, presented by the tree care industry’s leading safety expert – Dr. John Ball.

    Critical topics addressed in this webinar include:

    How electricity works

    Basic terminology

    Current standards & regulations

    Electrical hardware identification

    Hazard assessment

    Estimating nominal voltage 

    Line clearance pruning practices to reduce exposure

    Recent incidents involving tree workers & electrical conductors

    Emergency response to electrical contact incidents involving workers who are aloft

    Completion of the course satisfies one major OSHA requirement for arborists working 10 feet or closer to energized conductors.  Additional employer-verified proof of aerial rescue training and CPR/First Aid are required to fully meet OSHA’s electrical hazards awareness certification standards.

    MAA will issue a Certificate of Attendance to participants who watch the full 3-hour course and complete the follow up quiz.  Your certificate of attendance will come from the MAA office.

    CEUS:  MCA Safety Credit (2)

    GROUP VIEWING & ADMINISTRATION:  If you would like to complete the series with your team, please contact MAA for further instructions.  Discounted rates are available. Please contact the MAA for a special rate for large groups of 10 or more.


    John Ball, Ph.D.

    John Ball is currently a Professor of Forestry at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD and serves as a campus arborist for the University and as the Forest Health Specialist for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. He received the Malo Teaching Excellence Award in 2018 for his dedication to student learning. One of his primary research interests is tree worker safety. Dr. Ball obtained his Ph.D. and M.S. in Forestry from Michigan State University and a B.S. in Forestry from Michigan Technological University.  Dr.  Ball is also on the Safety Committee for the Tree Care Industry Association. 

    • Monday, May 01, 2023
    • Sunday, December 31, 2023
    • On Demand Webinar

    Available for all of 2023!

    The Importance of Work Zone Safety

    Every year, work zone crashes lead to unnecessary injury and death on our roadways. Traffic awareness and proper job site protocols are essential to the safety of tree and landscape professionals. Learn how to set up a DOT-compliant work zone based on the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and why it is so critical to worker and motorist safety, as well as efficient roadside operations.

    About our Speaker

    Thomas Boudreau
    Pavement Preservation Specialist & Baystate Roads Scholar
    Felix A. Marino Co., Peabody, MA

    From lead grounds man responsible for training new hires, to running a landscape business for more than 15 years, to decades behind the wheel as an experienced as a CDL class B driver, to Highway Superintendent Tom Boudreau has done it all in our industry! Currently a pavement preservation and maintenance specialist at Felix A. Marino Co. in Peabody, Tom educates municipalities in Central and Western Mass, Southern NH and VT on how to extend the life of their roadways. Tom holds a degree in Small Business Management, is a graduate of the Massachusetts Reserve Police Academy, and is a Baystate Roads Scholar.

    • Thursday, April 04, 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • Friday, April 05, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • 67 West Street, Medfield MA 02052
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    Thank you for registering for the next MCA Exam.

    This exam will be held in four separate sessions.  Candidates should choose ONE exam time at the sign up form.

    Thursday April 4:  8:30 AM - noon
    Thursday April 4: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Friday April 5:  8:30 AM - noon
    Friday April 5:  12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    The last day to cancel an exam registration and receive a refund will be Thursday March 21.  

    Cancellations received after March 21 are not guaranteed a refund. 

    Candidates are required to have purchased the MCA Study Guide 3.0.

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