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Basic Chipper Operations & Safe Handling Training

  • 27 Sep 2017
  • 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • East Gwillimbury Sports Complex - 1914B Mt Albert Rd, Sharon, ON L0G 1V0
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  • For those participating in Communities In Bloom
  • Available to current OPA Members only.
  • Consider joining OPA for membership benefits such as reduced pricing.

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According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 1992 and 2002 a total of 31 occupational injury deaths were attributable to mobile brush chippers. Twenty one (68%) fatalities were the result of being caught or compressed by the chipper, and nine (29%) deaths were the result of being struck by the machine or a machine part. This one day program will help your employees understand how to work safely.


The course will cover:

· Safety Regulations and PPE

· Identifying existing and potential hazards

· Routine checks and maintenance

· Recognizing and avoiding risks

· Safe operating techniques

· Pre-start inspections

· Shutdown procedures


Date: September 27, 2017

Time: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

East Gwillimbury Sports Complex (Room - Ontario Loft)
1914 B Mt Albert Road
Sharon, ON L0G 1V0

Attendees are required to bring the following PPE:

  • Class E Type 2 helmet or CSA Approved
  • Hearing protection 
  • Gloves with narrow cuffs (so branches don't snag them)
  • Eye protection
  • Safety boots 
  • Full leg chaps or ballistic pants (recommended but not required) 


OPA Member: $242.95

Potential Member: $339.00

Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a bagged lunch.


Register online, payment can be made via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association) or by calling the OPA office with a credit card for processing. 

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