Posted: Dec. 11, 2018
Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company is proud to announce the promotion of Tim Walsh to director, corporate safety.
As part of his new role, Walsh will be responsible for the corporate field safety support team and will continue to support the Davey Road to Zero program, which is designed to improve employee safety through training programs, monitoring initiatives and promotion of safe work practices.
“Tim has contributed greatly to the Davey safety program and department, and, in doing so, to the safety of our fellow Davey employees,” said Joe Tommasi, vice president, corporate safety. “His dedication to Davey and the well-being of our employees has benefited Davey’s safety culture.”
Walsh joined Davey in 2015 as safety manager. He has extensive experience and educational background in arboriculture and professional safety. He currently serves as a director on the board of the Utility Arborist Association (UAA) and is a champion for the UAA Safety Committee. Walsh serves as the Davey representative and voting member on the Accredited Standards Committee Z133, the group that develops the American National Standard for Arboricultural Operations-Safety Requirements (ANSI Z133). He has been actively involved with the Accredited Standards Committee since the 2000 revision, chairing and serving on many task groups.
Walsh is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist®. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in urban forestry from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and a master’s in ergonomics and safety from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
With more than 9,000 employees throughout North America, The Davey Tree Expert Company provides solutions for residential, utility, commercial and government clients. Rooted in research, the company’s vision is to achieve balance among people, progress and the environment. Tree experts since 1880, Davey provides diversified tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental services. Davey is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the U.S. and is headquartered in Kent, Ohio.