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SAFETY NEWS OSHA, The Z-133 & MA Department of Labor Standards by H. Dennis Ryan, MCA & MAA Z-133 Representative The ANSI Z-133 2017 is the safety standard of the tree care indus- try for both commercial and municipal entities. While the Z-133 standard stands alone, it does work in conjunction with the Occu- pational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Section 5(a)(1) of that Act reads, β€œEach employer - (1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from rec- ognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.” Section 5(a)(1) is a general duty clause that recogniz 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