TCIA welcomed 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,” said Bob Rouse, chief program officer. “He is a dynamic asset to both the Association and the industry.”