An interesting pattern emerged when we began analyzing close call data at Lewis Tree Service. When considering frequency, we learned that line of fire—by vehicle—has as much serious injury potential as struck-by, tree-related incidents. Yet, if you studied just our incident data, that picture would not emerge.
In 1907, a children’s book was published entitled, Jim: Who Ran Away from His Nurse, and Was Eaten by a Lion. Sounds frightening, right? The author, Hilaire Belloc, knew that there are two ways to learn: the hard way, through trial and error, and the easy way, through storytelling and learning from other’s mistakes.
“It was 4:30 in the afternoon on nice, sunny day. Our crew had performed regular trimming on multiple oak trees around a three phase and was stacking brush while getting ready to shut down for the day. One of the crew members went to remove the drop zone cones when all the sudden he heard the sound of a limb slam on the ground. The employee was...
In early February, a two-day Total Safety Culture training meeting was held in Division 15, South Florida.
The following text and images were sent to us from a homeowner in Clearwater, FL, and feature the utility line clearance crews from Division 16. Please join us as we welcome Shirley, our second guest blogger! Enjoy.
In December, Division 45 celebrated the retirement of Mike Locy, Safety Specialist. The safety team gave him a fishing rod and reel for his retirement. Division 45, with Shawn Jones, presented Mike with a chainsaw and a hardhat signed by all.
After 35+ years, we congratulate Bernie Kelly on his retirement from the LEWIS family of companies. Although there were many wonderful speeches from the senior executives during the farewell luncheon, following is the tribute from Tom Rogers, CEO.
Humble, kind, caring, cheerful, intelligent, pure in heart, salt of the earth, encouraging,...
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...