TIMBER HARVESTING SAFETY MANUAL


The Timber Harvesting Safety Manual is a useful training and reference guide for any logging business and all of its crew members, regardless of experience level.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • I. General Rules of Safety
  • II. Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines
  • III. Safety Guidelines for Hand Tools
  • IV. Safety Guidelines For Chainsaw Operations
  • V. Safety For Woods Equipment Operations
    • A. Operation of Mobile Woods Equipment
    • B. Operation of Rubber Tired Skidders
    • C. Mechanized Felling Equipment
    • D. Mechanized Delimbing
    • E. Mechanized Loading
    • F. Forwarders
    • G. In-Woods Chippers
    • H. Portable Grinders
  • VI. Operational Safety/Loss Control
  • VII. Safety In Transportation
  • VIII. Accident Investigations
  • IX. Hazard Communications Program
  • X. Lockout-Tagout Guidelines
  • XI. Emergency Care
  • XII. Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure
  • XIII. OSHA Information

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Revised Logger's Guide To The New OSHA Logging Safety Standards (FRA 95-A-14) is available from the Forest Resources Association, 1901 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 303, Washington, DC 20006, 202/296-3937, www.forestresources.org, or see Logging Resources. The Logger's Guide provides explanations to the New Logging Safety Standards effective February 9, 1995 and as revised September 8, 1995

A WORD ABOUT THE LAW

This manual has been developed in accordance with the OSHA requirements for Logging Operations, effective February-9, 1995, and as revised September 8, 1995. However, some manual recommendations may actually exceed OSHA regulations.