At Arborwell, "Safety is no accident."
Arboriculture is a high risk occupation, but Arborwell's proactive safety and training program has proven effective in reducing employee exposure to a minimum. Arborwell's safety program is administered by the Safety Director, Bill Owen. The primary role of the Safety Director is to insure safe operations through regular training, onsite evaluations, and incident reviews. The safety program meets or exceeds all applicable government and industry standards for employee safety. The vision of the safety program is enhanced safety through professional development. Employee participation in the safety program is highly encouraged. Employees are empowered to report all dangerous conditions for immediate correction, this includes on the job hazard analysis and regular feedback between management and production. A crucial component of the safety program is on the job training, weekly safety meetings and specialized training events. Arborwell production employees receive an average of 50 hours of safety training annually.