TCIA Welcomes New Credentialing Specialist

TCIA is proud to welcome Walter Jackson as a credentialing specialist. Jackson will be assisting the chief program officer with the TCIA Accreditation program, a voluntary program for credentialing tree care companies that meet stringent criteria for professionalism, employee training, state and federal safety regulation compliance and business ethics.  He will also support TCIAF Loss Control Services, a program that helps tree care companies reduce losses and improve their insurability.


Jackson came to TCIA with an extensive and varied work history within the health and safety profession.  He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a retired U.S. Army Medical Service officer, who has managed large environment, health and safety programs involving military hospitals, regional public activities, and environmental health and safety survey/audit programs for U.S. Army medical facilities throughout the U.S. 


He has also developed and implemented industrial hygiene and occupational health monitoring programs for a defense logistics agency contract encompassing 7,000 federal quality assurance inspectors within a 26-state area, to highlight some of his work experiences. He has a Master of Public Health in Occupational Health & Safety from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Business Administration in Financial Management from St. Mary's University in Texas.  His goal is to use his health, safety and management experience to expand our Accreditation and Loss Control programs.


"We are very excited to welcome Walt to our team at TCIA," says Bob Rouse, chief program officer. "He is a dynamic asset to both the Association and the industry."  


Founded in 1938, TCIA is a public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture. It has more than 2,000 member companies who recognize stringent safety and performance standards and who are required to carry liability insurance. TCIA also has the nation's only Accreditation program that helps consumers find tree care companies that adhere to industry standards for quality and safety; maintain trained, professional staff; and are dedicated to ethical and professional business practices. With access to the latest and best safety standards and training, the typical TCIA member company has 50 percent fewer accidents than a typical non-member.

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