Logging Safety Links

Alabama Cooperative Extension System
122 Duncan Hall Annex, Auburn University, AL 36849
Phone: 334-844-5690 • Email: Publications@aces.edu
Website: www.aces.edu

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System operates as the primary outreach organization for the land-grant functions of Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities.

Alabama Loggers Council
555 Alabama St., Montgomery, AL 36104-8733
Phone: 334-265-8733 • Email: alc@alaforestry.org
Website: www.alaforestry.org

Alabama’s Professional Logging Manager (PLM) Course, endorsed by the Alabama Loggers Council, consists of five one-day sessions including First Aid for Loggers and Logger Safety Training.

American Trucking Associations
2200 Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 800-ATA-LINE
Website: www.truckline.com

The mission of the American Trucking Associations, Inc. is to serve and represent the interests of the trucking industry with one united voice.

Amerisafe, Inc.
2301 Highway 190 West, DeRidder, LA 70634-6006
Phone: 800-897-9719 • Email: aiic-mktg@amerisafe.com
Website: www.amerisafe.com 

Amerisafe is an “A” rated provider of workers’ compensation insurance in 43 states. Amerisafe specializes in logging, trucking, and sawmills. Amerisafe representatives are experts in providing loss prevention services since many have come directly from the wood products industry.

 

Arkansas Timber Producers Association
2311 Biscayne Dr., Suite 207, Little Rock, AR 72227
Phone: 501-224-2232 • Email: glease7915@aol.com
Website: www.arkloggers.ccom/training_requirements.html

Arkansas’ Pro Logger Training Program features four training workshops including Timber Harvesting & Transportation Safety. Last year, 2,256 loggers and employees attended 64 workshops. Defensive Truck Driving is offered as a continuing education course.

Associated California Loggers
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 745, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-441-7940
Website: www.calog.com/prologger_training.htm

California’s ProLogger Program has three required courses including Safety and Risk Management. A total of 69 logging businesses have accumulated the 20 credit hours necessary to achieve ProLogger status.

Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc.
P.O. Box 12339, Salem, OR 97309
Phone: 503-364-1330 • Email: rexstorm@oregonloggers.org
Website: www.oregonloggers.org

The Oregon Professional Logger (OPL) Program accredits harvesting companies for continuing education in four areas including safety. Courses in first aid/CPR, emergency medical response, insurance and logging safety are available.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers
6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 2400, Milwaukee, WI 53214
Phone: 414-272-0943
Website: www.aem.org

The Association of Equipment Manufacturer's provides access to valuable reports, surveys and benchmarking tools for manufacturers. Its website contains key reports important to the forestry industry.

Bailey's
P.O. Box 550, 44650 Highway 101, Laytonsville, CA 95454
Phone: 800-322-4539
Website: www.baileys-online.com

Bailey's has been in the Woodsman supply business for over 35 years and are a source for Double Tapered felling wedges.

Bituminous Insurance Company
320 18th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: 800-475-4477
Website: www.bituminousinsurance.com

Bituminous Insurance has served the needs of wood-related industries for more than 65 years with a full line of insurance programs. Bituminous’ risk control consultants work with insured loggers to identify potential causes of loss and recommend ways to minimize risk exposure.

Blount, Inc.
535 Mack Todd Road, Zebulon, NC 27597
Phone: 919-269-7421
Website: www.blount-fied.com

The Forestry & Industrial Equipment Division of Blount, Inc., is home to three of the oldest and most respected names in timber harvesting equipment: Prentice loaders, Hydro-Ax feller bunchers, and CTR slashers and delimbers.

Davis-Garvin Companies
PO Box 21627, Columbia, SC 29221
Phone : 800-845-3163
Website: www.davisgarvin.com

Davis-Garvin Companies provide comprehensive insurance programs, services, and risk management programs to the forest products industry. Wood supplier liability, hunt club liability, accidental death and dismemberment, and other financial service programs are offered to FRA members.

John Deere Publishing
Dept. 373, 5440 Corporate Park Drive, Davenport, IA 52807
Phone: 800-522-7448
Website: www.deere.com/en_US/compinfo/publications/john_deere_publishing/index.html

John Deere Publishing (JDP) offers five comprehensive series of books and educational curricula covering agribusiness management practices, agricultural machinery operation and adjustments, and equipment servicing and maintenance.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
U. S. Department of Transportation
400 7th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20590
Phone: 800-832-5660
Website: www.fmcsa.dot.gov/

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is one of nine administrations within the U.S. Department of Transportation whose mission is dedicated to improving truck and bus safety on the nation’s highway.

FLI Learning Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 2233, Princeton, NJ 08543
Phone: 800-354-9099
E-mail: info@coachingsystems.com

FLI courses have been developed for specialists and experienced drivers of specific equipment. Courses are delivered through the use of videos, slides, individual and group work.

Florida Forestry Association
P.O. Box 1696, Tallahassee, FL 32302-1696
Phone: 850-222-5646 • Email: info@forestfla.org
Website: www.floridaforest.org

The Florida Forestry Association sponsors the Florida Master Logger Program. Logging Safety is one of the three core courses. Other safety-related courses cover defensive during, DOT regulations, alcohol and drug misuse detection and a Safety Certified Program.

Forest Industry Safety & Training Alliance
3243 Golf Course Road, Rhinelander, WI 54501-1548
Phone: 800-551-2656 • Email: info@fistausa.org
Website: www.fistausa.org

Wisconsin’s Forest Industry Safety and Training Alliance (FISTA) offers training in Chain Saw Safety, Mechanized Training for logging equipment operators, and Log Truck Driver Training as part of its core curriculum.

Forest Applications Training, Inc.
P.O. Box 1048, Hiram, GA 30141
Phone: 770-222-2511 • E-mail: info@forestapps.com
Website: www.forestapps.com

The goal of Forest Applications Training is to provide customers with a great learning experience that will enable safety and productivity in their personal and professional lives.

Forest Industry Safety & Training Alliance
3243 Golf Course Road, Rhinelander, WI 54501-1548
Phone: 800-551-2656 • Email: info@fistausa.org
Website: www.fistausa.org

Forest Industry Safety and Training Alliance, Inc. is a nationally recognized, non-profit safety training and education organization for the forest industry.

Forest Resources Association
600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 350, Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-838-9385 • Email: fra@forestresources.org
Website: www.forestresources.org
Click here for printable FRA order form

The Forest Resources Association (FRA) is concerned with the safe, efficient and sustainable harvest and transportation of forest products from the woods to the mill. FRA serves as the secretariat for the National Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety (THATS) Foundation.

Forestry Mutual Insurance
P.O. Box 19467, Raleigh, NC 27619-9467
Phone: 800-849-7788 • E-mail: webmaster@forestrymutual.com
Website: www.forestrymutual.com

In 2000, the North Carolina Forestry Association’s Mutual Insurance Company became the Forestry Mutual Insurance Company, offering competitive rates. It has since introduced safety programs and practices designed to protect workers in a dangerous working environment.

Gransfors Bruks, Inc.
821 W. 5th North Street,
P.O. Box 818 Summerville, South Carolina 29484
Phone: 843-875-0240 • Fax: 843-821-2285
Email: info@gransfors.com • Website: www.gransfors.us

Gränsfors Bruks, Inc. manufactures, markets, and distributes Swedepro® Chain Saw Protective Apparel and other products that allow the chain saw operator to be safer when working with a chain saw.

Husqvarna Forest & Garden
7349 Statesville Rd., Charlotte, NC 28269
Phone: 800-HUSKY62
Website: www.usa.husqvarna.com

Husqvarna's forestry product offerings cover chainsaws, clearing saws, and accessories such as chains, blades and protective cloathing.

J.J. Keller & Associates
P.O. Box 368, Neenah, WI 54957-0368
Phone: 877-564-2333 • Email: sales@jjkeller.com
Website: www.jjkeller.com

J. J. Keller is a trusted source for safety and regulatory compliance products and services that help increase safety awareness, reduce risk, follow best practices, and stay current with changing regulations.

Kentucky Injury and Prevention Center
333 Waller Ave., Suite 202, Lexington, KY 40504-2915
Phone: 606-257-4954
Website: www.kiprc.uky.edu

The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) is a partnership between the Kentucky Department for Public Health and the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health that combines academic investigation with practical public health initiatives.

Kentucky Master Logger Office
Department of Forestry
University of Kentucky,  Lexington, KY 40546-0073
Phone: 859-257-6230 • Email: kml@ca.uyk.edu
Website: www.masterlogger.org

Kentucky Master Logger program consists of three one-day courses that include Standard First Aid and CPR and Logging Safety. Since 1992, 5,653 loggers and others have completed this training program.

Komatsu Forest LLC
375 AMS Court, Suite 1, Shawano, WI 54166
Phone: 920-593-3000 • Email: nate.burton@komatsuforest.com
Website: www.komatsuforest.com

Komatsu Forest is North America’s leading manufacturer specializing in purpose-built, cut-to-length forestry equipment.

Louisiana Forestry Association
P.O. Box 5067, Alexandria, LA 71307
Phone: 318-443-2558 • Email: lfa@laforestry.com
Website: www.laforestry.com

Louisiana’s Master Logger Program requires two logging safety-related courses for all graduates: OSHA Regulations and Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety. Forest Products Skilled Driver and DOT Regulations courses are offered to fulfill continuing education requirements.

Maryland Forests Association
P.O. Box 599, Grantsville, MD 21536
Phone: 301-895-5369 • Email: mfa@hereintown.net
Website: http://iaa.umd.edu/mfa/mdmlp.htm

Maryland’s Master Logger program features three core courses including First Aid/CPR and Logging Safety. Continuing education courses are available in Defensive Driving and Advanced OSHA Safety.

Minnesota Logger Education Program
301 W 1st St. Suite 510, Duluth, MN 55802-1634
Phone: 218-722-5442 • Email: dchura@mlep.org
Website: www.mlep.org

Minnesota’s Logger Education Program (MLEP) consists of three days of training, with one day dedicated to logging safety. To maintain MLEP membership status, two additional days of training are required each year including one day of Log Safe training.

Mississippi State University

Department of Forestry
Box 9681, Mississippi State, MS 39762-9681
Phone: 601-325-8919 • Email: lgrace@cfr.msstate.edu
Website: http://msucares.com/forestry/education/harvest.html

Mississippi’s Continuing Education program for Professional Loggers consists of four workshops including Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety.

Missouri Forest Products Association
611 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 1
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-634-3252
Email: moforest@moforest.org
Website: www.moforest.org/education/index.html

Missouri’s Professional Timber Harvester program includes four eight-hour hands-on sessions, which emphasize safety, cutting and felling techniques and equipment maintenance.

Montana Logging Association
P.O. Box 1716, Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-752-3168 • Email: mla@logging.org
Website: www.logging.org/professionalcredentials/alp.htm

Montana’s Accredited Logging Professional (ALP) program requires loggers to accumulate at least 56 credit/hours, which includes the development of a written safety program. Safety Hazards and Loss Prevention is one of the continuing education courses available to maintain ALP accreditation.

Morbark, Inc.

8507 S. Winn Road, Winn, MI 48896
Phone: 517-866-2381
Website: http://www.morbark.com

Morbark, a pioneer in the field of whole tree chipping, offers a full line of equipment options for producing clean chips in the woods.

Morton Suggestion, Inc. (i.e. Operation Lifesaver)

P.O. Box 76, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
Phone: 800-323-0423
Website: www.mortonsuggestion.com

Training and promotional items are a great way to get the word out.

National Technical Information Service
5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161
Phone: 800-553-NTIS • Email: info@ntis.gov
Website: www.ntis.gov

The National Technical Information Service serves as a central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information.

National Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety Foundation
600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 350
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-838-9385
Email: fra@forestresources.org
Website: www.loggersafety.com

The National Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety (THATS) Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization supporting logging and transportation safety-related projects and activities nationwide.

New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association
54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-224-9699
Website: www.nhtoa.org

New Hampshire’s Professional Loggers Program (PLP) features four core areas of instruction (eight hours each) including First Aid and CPR and Safe and Productive Felling. For truckers a Safe Trucking course is required.

New York Logger Training, Inc.
123 State Street, Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-463-1297
Website: www.esfpa.org/nysfi/logger_training.html

New York’s Trained Logger Certificate (TLC) Program has three core courses that include First Aid/CPR, Chain Saw Operation, and Safety and Productivity. Continuing education courses include Skidder/Loader Safety.

North Carolina Forestry Association
1600 Glenwood Avenue, Suite I, Raleigh, NC 27608-2355
Phone: 919-834-3943
Website: www.ncforestry.org

North Carolina’s ProLogger Program features a one-day session on logging safety. Other safety-related training courses are DOT Compliance, Logger Safety Awareness, and a defensive driving and jobsite safety workshop titled Professional Trucking of Forest Products.

Northeastern Loggers Association
P.O. Box 69
Old Forge, NY 13420
Phone: 315-369-3078
Website: www.loggertraining.com

This site is a reference for loggers in their pursuit of training programs where they work and/or live. Comprehensive information and course schedules available from individual program administrators.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration
U. S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 800-321-OSHA
Website: www.osha.gov/SLTC/logging/index.html

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has detailed logging regulations (Sec. 1910.266) for improving safety in the woods. OSHA’s Logging Technical Advisor provides on-line assistance to logging businesses and workers.

Ohio Forestry Association
4080 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43207
Phone: 614-497-9580
Website: www.ohioforest.org

The Ohio Logger Training (OLT) program offers three days of training in First Aid and CPR, best management practices, and Chain Saw Safety Training.

Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association
690 McKeown Avenue, North Bay, ON P1B 9P1
Phone: 705-474-7232
Website: www.ofswa.on.ca

The Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association is dedicated to leading and partnering in the development of the healthiest and safest workplaces where the ultimate measure of success is zero injuries and illnesses.

Blount
Oregon Cutting Systems Division
Advertising Department
4909 S.E. International Way, Portland, OR 97222-4679
Phone: 503-653-8881
Website: www.oregonchain.com

Blount Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of cutting chain, guide bars, and chain drive sprockets for chain saws, and a leading manufacturer and supplier of outdoor equipment parts.

Forestry Media Center, 250 Peavy Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-5702
Phone: 541-737-4702 • Email: fmc@cof.orst.edu
Website: http://fmc.cof.orst.edu

The FMC provides new ideas, tools, and technologies to communicate forestry and natural resource information and issues to a vast audience, including forest scientists, land managers, college and K-12 students, and the general public.

Peterson Corporation
29408 Airport Road, Eugene, OR 97404
Phone: 541-689-6520
Website: www.petersoncorp.com

Since 1982, Peterson has been building innovative machines for the wood processing and recycling industries like portable in-woods chip plants.

Pioneer Machinery
3239 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: 803-936-9990
Website: www.pioneermachinery.com

Pioneer Machinery is a distributor of many lines of logging equipment at 27 locations throughout the southern United States.

SawJammer Company, LLC
8515 Kelso Drive, Units G&H, Baltimore, MD 21220
Phone: 410-325-6860
Website: www.sawjammer.com

Safety Footwear is available from SawJammer Company, LLC based in Baltimore, MD.

South Carolina Forestry Association
P.O. Box 21303
Columbia, SC 29221
Phone: 803-798-4170
Website: www.scforestry.org/

South Carolina’s Timber Operations Professional (TOP) program is an intensive three-day training course featuring one-day on OSHA and Insurance Requirements for loggers. Safety training also available for truck drivers, skidder operators and chain saw operators.

Southern New England Logger Education Program
Forest Wood Products Institute
Mount Wachusett Community College
444 Green St., Garner, MA 01440
Phone: 978-630-9334 • Email: J_smith@mwcc.mass.edu
Website: www.mwcc.mass.edu/programs/FWP/contact.html

The Southern New England (SNE) Logger Education Program requires twelve-hours of Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety training and eight hours of Emergency Medical Response and First Aid training for certification. Game of Logging, OSHA Logger Standards and Logger Rescue Safety courses are available.

Stihl Incorporated
P.O. Box 2015, Virginia Beach, VA 23450
Phone: 757-486-9100
Website: www.stihlusa.com

From chain saws to trimmers, blowers, and more, each and every piece of STIHL equipment is built with unwavering standards.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative of Pennsylvania
315 Allen St., Suite 418, State College PA 16801
Phone: 888-734-9366 • Email: sfi@penn.com
Website: sfiofpa.org/course_descriptions.htm

The SFI of Pennsylvania Master Logger Program has three core level courses that include First Aid/CPR and Logging Safety. The eight-hour logging safety course covers OSHA regulations and record-keeping and equipment, truck and chain saw safety.

Tennessee Forestry Association
P.O. Box 290693, Nashville, TN 3722-0693
Phone: 615-883-3832
Website : www.tnforestry.com

Tennessee’s Master Logger Program consists of five one-day sessions. Two days are devoted to Logging Safety and First Aid/CPR training.

Texas Logging Council
c/o Texas Forestry Association
P.O. Box 1488
Lufkin, TX 75902
Phone: 936-632-TREE
Website: www.texasforestry.org/Logging_council.htm

Texas’ Logger Training and Education (LTE) program offers Safety Workshops for logging contractors and their employees. Over 1,300 loggers attended in 2000.

Tilton Equipment Company
Safety Department
P.O. Box 68, Rye, NH 03870
Phone: 800-447-1152 • Email: Tiltonequipment@comcast.net
Website: www.tiltonequipment.com

Tilton Equipment Company offers a complete range of high-quality outdoor power equipment products and a full line of personal protective apparel and accessories.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Postal Square Building
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20212
Phone: 202-691-5200 • Email: blsdata_staff@bls.gov
Website: http://stats.bls.gov

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics collects data on Injuries & Illnesses and Fatalities for logging workers.

University of Georgia
Warnell School of Forest Resources
Athens, GA 30602-2152
Phone: 706-542-7691
Website: www.forestry.uga.edu/warnell/cfb/html/service.html

The Georgia Master Timber Harvester program is three days of training in sustainable forestry, harvest planning, business management and logging safety. Continuing education courses include driver skill training.

Extension Distribution Center
405 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Avenue
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108-6068
Phone: 800-876-8636
Email: order@extension.umn.edu
Website: www.extension.umn.edu

Extension is a 100 year old partnership between federal, state and county governments - providing scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.

Virginia SHARP Logger Program
232 Cheatham Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-6494 • Email: sharplogger@vt.edu
Website: www.sharplogger.vt.edu

Since 1996, more than 3,000 loggers, foresters and others have received this training through the SHARP Logger program.

Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia
WorkSafe BC Store
P.O. Box 5350 Stn Terminal, Vancouver, BC V6B 5L5
Phone: 604-232-9704
Email: customer.service@worksafebcstore.com
Website: www.worksafebcstore.com

WorkSafeBC is dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers of British Columbia. It consults with and educates employers and workers and monitors compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.