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Winching Drill Day

November 12, 2019

During this Thanksgiving season, we're grateful for the crews in D29 for sending this homegrown video on winching for your viewing pleasure! Thanks to Supervisor Jason Leonard, Joshua Stapleton, Steven Evans and Kasey Page. 

 

Please take a few minutes (11 to be exact) to watch this before tomorrow's winching Drill Day. Good stuff! 

 

Note the...

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Summer at Paul Smith's College

November 08, 2019

At the end of August, Lewis Tree Service Division 21 performed a demonstration of some of our operations at Paul Smith’s College School of Logging in the northern region of New York’s Adirondack State Park. Paul Smith’s College is the only four-year institution of higher education in the park and its 14,000-acre campus is one of the largest in...

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Tree Felling Skill Drill

November 01, 2019

Beth Lay and I would like to thank Mark Rowe and the team members from Division 21 for allowing us to participate in this week's tree felling skill drill in Caledonia, NY. Just when I thought I would never actually use the Pythagorean Theory in my job . . . 

Following is an abbreviated version of the tactical tailgate the safety team sent out...

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D15 Total Safety Culture Training

October 18, 2019

This week, D15 held a two-day, total safety culture meeting in the field. Employees broke into small groups, went to different stations and got hands-on training on a variety of topics: pre-job hazard surveys (PJHS), spotter operations, restoration process, drop zone cone procedures, jobsite set-up and equipment inspection. The utility...

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Learning From What Goes Well

September 27, 2019

Have you ever been on a job site where no incidents were occurring, but unsafe practices were present? Take a moment to think about that and let it sink in. Accidents may represent a lack of safety, but a lack of accidents does NOT represent safety.

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Our Customer Promise

September 24, 2019

Over the past six months, we’ve been rolling out our customer promise:

At Lewis, Job Done Right™ is our promise to listen, provide solutions, meet our commitments and deliver a safe, professional, hassle-free experience.

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Engage the Uns

September 19, 2019

We’ve been trained for decades to do a thorough pre-task brief focused on identifying and managing every risk. While this is a good practice, there’s one, major problem: vegetation management is complex and highly variable. We’re lacking the certainty that can be found in routine environments.

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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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