Safety

Wilhelm Means Safety

At Wilhelm, Safety ALWAYS comes first.

 

Our mission is to provide each employee with a safe workplace by requiring OSHA and ANSI training and compliance, and to provide our clients the assurance that our services will be conducted in an expert manner by skilled workers trained to operate the latest state-of-the-art equipment by Tree Care Industry Association standards.

At Wilhelm, our team is constantly seeking new and more effective methods to remove safety loses, and thus provide a safer and healthier place for all employees to work.

 

Wilhelm recognizes that our employees have made us the number one company of our kind in the world. Therefore, our number one value is the safety of our people. Simply stated, our safety policy is:

  • To provide each employee with a safe place to work, free from all recognized hazards.

  • To support this policy, Wilhelm requires compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations, the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) standards, specifically ANSI Z133 and ANSI A300 standards, and the training publications distributed by the Company.

Every employee, from a newly-hired grounds-person to a top-level manager, must agree to be guided by the following principles:

 

  • All injuries are preventable.

  • No job or activity is worth risking injury.

  • Management is responsible for providing the environment for everyone to work safely.

  • Each individual shares in the responsibility for the safety of themselves and others.

  • We believe prevention of injuries is good business.

  • We promote off-the-job safety for our employees.

  • Safety is led by senior management, implemented by line management, with each level accountable to the one above and responsible for the one below.

  • We design and integrate safety into our management decisions.

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Safety Training

Wilhelm employees in the field receive on-going training through our Qualification Standard and various safety initiatives. A network of corporate safety and regional safety personnel provide training to employees in the field and help to assure compliance with federal / state / local regulations and corporate policies. In addition to on-the-job training, our employees receive more specific safety training such as:

  • Defensive Drivers Training

  • Work Zone Traffic Control

  • Tree Felling and Chain Saw Safety & Rigging

  • Electrical Hazards Training through Electrical Hazards Awareness Program provided by the TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association)

  • First Aid/CPR and Aerial Rescue

  • Tree Risk Assessment

Additional certifications in arboriculture and herbicide application are encouraged, helping to maintain the company's reputation for professionalism and safety.