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Basic Chipper Operations & Safe Handling Training

  • 31 Mar 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury ~ Parks Yard - 3171 9th Line, Bradford, ON L3Z 3S4
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  • Available to current OPA Members only.
  • Consider joining OPA for membership benefits such as reduced pricing.

According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 1992 and 2002 a total of 31 occupational injury deaths were attributable to mobile brush chippers. Twenty one (68%) fatalities were the result of being caught or compressed by the chipper, and nine (29%) deaths were the result of being struck by the machine or a machine part. This one day program will help your employees understand how to work safely.


The training will cover:

· Safety Regulations and PPE

· Identifying existing and potential hazards

· Routine checks and maintenance

· Recognizing and avoiding risks

· Safe operating techniques

· Pre-start inspections

· Shutdown procedures


Date: March 31, 2020

Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Bradford West Gwillimbury ~ Parks Yard, 3171 9th Line, Bradford, ON L3Z 3S4

Attendees are required to have the following PPE:

  • CSA Approved Type 1 or Type 2 Class C or E helmet (within 5 years old)
  • Hearing protection (exceeds 85 decimals)
  • Gloves (comfortable fitting leather or composite)
  • Eye protection
  • Full leg chaps or ballistic pants (recommended but not required) 


  • OPA Member: $290.00
  • Potential Member: $374.00

Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a bagged lunch.


Register online, payment can be made online with the link provided on your invoice once received from the accounting system, via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association) or by calling the OPA office with a credit card for processing. 

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