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Waiting for Drier Conditions

August 05, 2019

Today's blog post is the second of two recent examples of our Job Done Right safety culture focused on Team Situational Awareness and recognizing Weak Signals. 

A three-man manual crew, who often remove dangerous and hazardous trees, were working on a single-phase that runs through the backcountry of northern Ohio. The crew had successfully...

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Requesting an Outage

August 02, 2019

We often talk about and acknowledge that craftworkers, company-wide, make thousands of decisions each day, which lead to successful outcomes. It would be impossible to capture every one of these decisions; but, today's blog post is the first of two recent examples.

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In Memoriam: Kevin Fuller

July 18, 2019

Kevin Fuller, General Foreman with Lewis Tree Service for over 11 years, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on July 13, 2019 leaving behind his cherished family and friends—including the entire team in Division 28 who loved and respected him.

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What's Inside?

July 08, 2019

After reviewing an incident last week involving a decayed trunk that was unknown to the feller and reviewing two close calls with very similar circumstances, the question that comes to mind is: Are we doing all that we can to find out what kind of wood fiber, if any, is in the tree? Are the fibers punky, wet, dry, consistent, solid, etc.?

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Wilson Demonstrates Hard Hat Safety with Falling Tree Limb

June 14, 2019

Division 20 (Southern New England) spent the day last week in a local park with North American Training Solutions and “Wilson” an ill-fated watermelon wearing a hard hat. Wilson was our friendly fire dummy that demonstrated what happens when a three-foot, 70-pound limb is dropped from 40’ in the air.

It was a dramatic...

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What's the Difference between Engaged and Engaging Leadership?

May 20, 2019

Last week Dennis Brown, COO, asked the Lewis operations team our thoughts on the difference between "leadership engagement" and "engaging leadership." (Other team member responses are below.) I’ve been thinking about the distinction between the two terms and believe there’s a big difference. To me, the difference is in the motivation. 

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In Memoriam: Bradley Johnson Benton

May 02, 2019

Bradley Johnson Benton, 28, of Concord, NC, passed away at home unexpectedly on Friday, April 26, 2019 leaving behind his beloved wife of 10 years, Leslie Benton; sons, Rylan and Jaxson Benton, and many close and much-loved friends and family members.

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Annual Tree Felling Training

April 15, 2019

Along with our utility partner, Division 16, Florida, held our annual Tree Felling Training on March 27, 2019. We began the day with conducting our PJHS, followed by chainsaw safety, throw ball techniques, open face notch cutting, and lastly, applying the back cut and felling of the tree. Employees were actively engaged and participated in all...

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Christopher Bostick Earns ISA Certified Arborist Designation

February 21, 2019

Chris Bostick, under the leadership of Supervisor Jason Leonard, recently demonstrated professional competency by successfully completing the ISA Certified Arborist examination administered through the International Society of Arboriculture local chapter MAC-ISA.

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In Memoriam - Adam B. Kline

February 18, 2019

 

 

Adam B. Kline, age 27, of Gloversville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville.

He was born on August 9, 1991 in Amsterdam, the only son of Richard Kline and Sandra Parker Kline of Johnstown.

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