Skills & Safety Arena

Brought to you by North American Training Solutions

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 equipment and techniques that keep an industrial athlete in top perform- ance condition. Join in! In addition to practical training sessions, our certified NATS Instructors welcome audience participation in excit- ing 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

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 Instructors and other presenters who will deliver skills, safety and wellness education at GROWS.

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday

November 29

 

November 30

 

December 1

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

 

10:00 a.m.
Chainsaw Safety & Cutting Techniques

12:00 noon
Technical Tree Climbing

1:30 p.m.
Arborist Technical Rigging

3:00 p.m.
Health & Wellness for Green Industry Professionals

 

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 profgrams 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.

 

Expo & Seminar Hours

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Seminars 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Expo 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Seminars 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Expo 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
Seminars 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Expo 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Expo & Seminar Hours

Wednesday, November 29
Seminars
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Expo
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 30
Seminars
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Expo
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, December 1
Seminars
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Expo
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.