SKIDDING AND FORWARDING

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CABLE YARDING SYSTEMS HANDBOOK for cable log-harvesting systems used in British Columbia. Safe work procedures in this handbook applicable to both coastal and interior logging operations. Stock number BK49.
Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia, click on www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/forestry/default.asp.

FORWARDER SAFETY MANUAL HANDBOOK; 2004; covers safe operation and maintenance of forwarders. Available for sale at $2.50 each. Stock number FW04-9.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers, click on www.aem.org/Store/Manuals/Order.asp, scroll down to “Forwarder”.

GROUND SKIDDING HANDBOOK HANDBOOK; 1983; 144 pages; comprehensive guide to safe skidding techniques and safety of ground workers. Stock number BK10.
Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia, click on www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/forestry/default.asp

KENTUCKY MASTER LOGGER PARTICIPANT NOTEBOOK HANDBOOK (3-ring binder); 2001; includes general logging safety information and Kentucky's laws and regulations dealing with timber harvesting; updated annually. Available for sale @ $50.00.
Kentucky Master Logger Office

LOG DECK DANGER PAMPHLET; 1993; covers proper safety guidelines on the landing area. Free download, English or Spanish, at www.loggingsafety.com/safety-brochures.html.

LOG SKIDDER SAFETY MANUAL HANDBOOK; 1990; 43 pages; detailed illustrated guide explains and illustrates safe and unsafe skidding practices; for operators and mechanics. Available for sale @ $2.50. Stock number LS50-1.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers, click on www.aem.org/Store/Manuals/Order.asp, scroll down to “Log Skidder.

LOGGING EQUIPMENT FIRE PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION HANDBOOK; 1991; 22 pages; covers fire prevention measures operators can take, and safe fire suppression methods to stop logging equipment fires. Available for sale @ $5.00 to FRA members, $10.00 to all others. Stock number 91-A-2. (click here for a printable order form)
Forest Resources Association Inc.

OSHA LOGGING SAFETY VIDEO AND GUIDE VIDEO; 1995; 70 minutes; instructional video and guide can help logging contractors orient employees on OSHA regulations governing general safety, machine operation, chain saw operation, and vehicle operation. Includes corrections and amendments made to OSHA's Final Rule on Logging Operations in 1995. Training Guide included.) Available for sale @ $35.00 to FRA members, $70.00 to all others. Stock number 95-A-15. (click here for a printable order form)
Forest Resources Association Inc.

PROFESSIONAL SKIDDER OPERATORS TRAINING VIDEO AND GUIDE VIDEO; 1994; 99 minutes; covers safe operation of skidders to prevent injury to operators and ground workers, improve machine service life, and increase productivity. Part of APA's Professional Skidder Operators Training Workshop Program, this video contains 14 separate video segments that are self-contained and can be used in brief weekly or monthly safety meetings for logging crew members. Includes Discussion Leader's Guide. Available for sale @ $25.00 to FRA members, $50.00 to all others. Stock number 94-A-2. (click here for a printable order form)
Forest Resources Association Inc.

REVISED LOGGER'S GUIDE TO THE NEW OSHA LOGGING SAFETY STANDARDS HANDBOOK; 1995; 32 pages; explains what logging employers must know to comply with the new OSHA Logging Safety Standards in an easy-to-read format. Includes 1995 revision of OSHA Logging Operations Regulations. Available for sale @ $5.00 to FRA members, $10.00 to all others. Bulk discounts available. Stock number 95-A-14. (click here for a printable order form)
Forest Resources Association Inc.

SAFE SKIDDING VIDEO; focuses on safe operation and maintenance of cable and grapple skidders by professional skidder operators. Available for sale @ US $100.00.
Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association, click on “Logging Publications” on left sidebar” to “click on “Logging Videos” on left sidebar.

SAFE SKIDDING HANDBOOK (shirt pocket-sized); 1990; 32 pages; contains basic information on such subjects as circle check, danger zone rule, and proper winching. Available for sale @ $10.00.
Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association, click on http://store.ofswa.on.ca/cgi/ofswa, then click on "Logging Publications" on left sidebar.

SAFETY IN THE OPERATION HANDBOOK; 1998; 38 pages; safety issues associated with mechanized timber harvesting in Northeastern conditions, but general enough to be useful in other parts of the U.S. Serves as a guide for a mechanized logger in designing a safety and maintenance policy. Available for sale @ $10.00 to FRA members, $20.00 to all others. Stock number 98-A-3. (click here for a printable order form)
Forest Resources Association Inc.

SKIDDER SAFETY PAMPHLET; 1995; safety tips for machine operators including walk-around inspections, PPE, and safe operating procedures. Free download, English or Spanish, at www.loggingsafety.com/safety-brochures.html.

SKIDDER SAFETY, MAINTENANCE & OPERATION VIDEO; 1996; 29 minutes; designed as supplement to Operator's Manual for John Deere G series skidders. Three video segments covering pre-start walk-around and daily service, operator's station controls and safety systems, and safety tips when operating. Available for sale @ $19.95 plus shipping. Stock number DGDVD01926.
John Deere Publishing, click on http://www.deere.com/en_US/cfd/construction/deere_const/training/training_videos_forestry.html

SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS AND OVERHEAD HAZARDS VIDEO; 20 minutes; covers individual responsibility for safety, equipment housekeeping, appropriate PPE for walking/working in the woods and around log decks, job hazards, mounting and dismounting equipment, and overhead hazards awareness. Contact Forestry Mutual Insurance at 800-849-7788 to order.
Forestry Mutual Insurance

TIMBER HARVESTING SAFETY MANUAL HANDBOOK; 2001; covers general safety recommendations, personal protective equipment, guidelines for hand tools, chain saw, and woods equipment operations. Safety in transportation and emergency care are also included. Available for sale @ $4.00 to FRA members, $8.00 to all others. Bulk discounts available. Stock number 01-A-9. (click here for a printable order form)
Forest Resources Association Inc.