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SKILLS & SAFETY ARENA at GROWS “The next time you step on a job site, remember you are an industrial athlete. In the same way professional athletes must keep their body in optimal shape in order to negotiate a top salary, properly caring for your body as an athlete will not only make you more productive and profitable, it can also help to prevent a career-ending injury.” Dr. Amanda Carpenter Exciting “edu-tainment” in the Skills & Safety Arena at GROWS! Pick up some new skills and compete for valuable prizes in a safe and interactive learning environment right on the expo floor. North American Training Solutions (NATS) – the leading safety education and training organization for green industry skilled trades – will be facilitating a jam-packed program on all three days, giving attendees the opportunity to try out state-of-the-art equip- ment and techniques that keep an industrial athlete in top performance condition. In addition to practical training sessions, our certified NATS Instructors welcome audience participation in exciting competitions and demos. If you’re interested, please head to the Arena at 9:00 a.m. each morning to sign up for specific events. All events are first- come, first-served and there are limited slots available. Sessions run about 45 - 50 minutes. Safety training credit is available. Skills & Safety Arena Leaders WEDNESDAY • NOV 29 10:00 a.m. Chainsaw Safety & Cutting Techniques Featuring Dr. John Ball 12:00 noon Technical Tree Climbing 1:30 p.m. Arborist Technical Rigging 3:00 p.m. Emergency Response & First Aid in the Green Industry T H U R S D AY • N O V 3 0 10:00 a.m. Ed Carpenter BS, AS, NATS, MCA, CEAS Amanda Carpenter PT, DPT, CProT, CEAS Ed’s 20+ years of industry experience and intuition for safer work practices, combined with Amanda’s expertise in the science and practice of biomechanics and ergonomics, make them the perfect brother/sister duo to lead a dynamic team of NATS I nstructors and other presenters who will deliver skills, safety and wellness education at GROWS. Chainsaw Safety & Cutting Techniques 12:00 noon Techni cal Tree Climbing 1:30 p.m. Arborist Technical Rigging 3:00 p.m. Health & Wellness for Green Industry Professionals F R I D AY • D E C 1 10:00 a.m. Chainsaw Safety & Cutting Techniques 12:00 noon Technical Tree Climbing 1:30 p.m. Arborist Technical Rigging All NATS Safety and Educational programs comply with ANSI Z490 Standard Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training, as well as applicable OSHA, ASTM, and ISO Standards. NATS Certified Instructors will provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to participating attendees. BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Open to all registered attendees ★ (✪ ALL ACCESS and EXPO PASS) MAA NEWS / GROWS Edition 2017 13