Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Place: Coastal Equipment Rental, Marstons Mills, MA ( Directions )
Time: 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Speaker: Bruce Duffy, MCA and Melissa M. Duffy
Topic: Chainsaw Safety and Safe Work Practices
Chainsaw Safety and Safe Work Practices
Melissa and Bruce will give a presentation covering all aspects of chainsaw safety, as well as the all-important safe work practices. Chainsaws are one of the most essential and potentially dangerous tools we use in our industry. They will review the basics of chainsaw operation, safe work practices, industry standards and techniques to assure accident prevention. There will be ample time for questions, answers and discussion following their presentation. As always, MCLP credits are available at the conclusion of the meeting.
Bruce Duffy (MCA) is an Arborist for the Town of Duxbury. He began his career as an Arboriculture major at Bristol County Agricultural High School. He is a certified arborist and is an active member of the ISA and MAA.
Bruce has a wealth of knowledge with more than thirty years of experience in the tree care industry. He has been the New England Chapter ISA tree climbing champion three times and has also been a technician and official for the ISA International Climbing Competitions for over ten years.
Melissa M. Duffy is an Arboriculture Instructor at Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton, MA. She earned her Associate of Science degree in Arboriculture at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Forestry and a Master of Science degree in Urban Forestry specializing in diagnostics from UMass, Amherst, MA.
Melissa has worked as a production arborist in many facets of the commercial tree care industry while becoming a Massachusetts, Connecticut, and ISA Certified Arborist. She is actively involved in the ISA International Climbing Competitions as a technician and official. She has also represented the New England ISA Chapter in the North American Tree Climbing Competition in Savannah, Georgia.