Logging and Forestry

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Apr 2013

Oregon OSHA Hazard Alert: Hazard of Chain Shot in Logging (PDF)


he use of high speed chain cutting systems on mechanized harvesting and processing machines can expose the operators and others to a potentially lethal hazard of chain shot.

(Oregon OSHA)
Oct 2011

Oregon OSHA Hazard Alert: Crowding the Rigging (PDF)


This year, seven loggers doing cable yarding work have been injured or killed because they were not in the clear, standing too close to the turn and rigging – including lines, chokers, butt rigging, and carriages.

(Oregon OSHA)
Oct 2010

Yarding Logging Safety (PDF)


This safety booklet tells the stories of 18 fatal incidents in yarding operations in Oregon over 6 years, 2003-2008, with accompanying safety recommendations. The document was produced by Oregon FACE with support from Oregon OSHA.

Jul 2010

Yarding and Loading Handbook (PDF)


This handbook focuses on skyline yarding as the most common type of logging operation in Oregon, assuming steep terrain and use of a yarder tower and cable system. Basic information may also apply to other logging methods.

(Oregon OSHA)
Sep 2009

Protect Yourself from Pesticides - Protejase de los Pesticidas (PDF)


Pesticides may be on trees, plants, and soil; in surface water; or drifting from nearby applications. Los pesticidas pueden estar en los arboles, plantas, tierra, agua superficial, o dejándose llevar por aplicaciones cercanas.

(Oregon OSHA)
Jan 2009

Field Guide for Danger Tree Identification and Response (PDF)


This guide, provided by Oregon OSHA, was developed in conjunction with the US Forest Service.

(Oregon OSHA)
Feb 2008

Training for Safe and Effective Logging Techniques (PDF)


Training tips provided by Oregon OSHA for individuals involved in logging training.

(Oregon OSHA)
Feb 2007

Preventing Tree Planting Injuries (PDF)


This WorkSafe BC booklet provides information on how you can prevent injuries when planting trees. Because of the physical demands of the job, tree planters in B.C. are at risk of getting injured at work. These injuries occur mostly to the muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
May 2006

WISHA Topic Page – Logging Safety


This WISHA site provides access to WISHA Regulation and Policy, and Resources on the topic of Logging.

(Washington Department of Labor and Industries)
Apr 2006

First-Year Safety Program for New Logging Employees


An outline for orienting new employees in the crucial first year with support materials for free download from www.loggingsafety.com developed by Bob Shaffer and the Forest Resource Association’s Southwide Safety Committee with funding from the National Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety Foundation.

(Logging and Transportation Safety)
Feb 2005

Online Newsletter: Northwest Forest Worker Safety Review (PDF)


A newsletter for a healthier and safer Northwest forestry industry. News of regulations, research, developments, and coming events compiled by the PNASH Center.

Oct 2004

Wood Products Ergonomics

Mar 2003

Logging and Transportation Safety


This on-line resource, sponsored by the National Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety Foundation, provides authoritative links to resources that can help reduce forest workers' exposure to accidents, injuries, and fatalities.

(Logging and Transportation Safety)
Mar 2003

OSHA Logging eTool


By many measures, Logging is the most hazardous industry in the United States, particularly the activity of manual felling. This Advisor outlines the required and recommended work practices that can reduce logging hazards, and includes etools for both manual and mechnical logging operations.

Mar 2003

NIOSH Logging Safety


The Lumber and Wood Products Industry (LWPI) ranks as one of the most hazardous. The Logging Industry, as a major component of the LWPI, evidences a greater frequency rate and severity rate for injuries than any other industrial component of the LWPI.

Mar 2003

OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Logging


By many measures, logging is the most dangerous occupation in the United States. The tools and equipment used in logging, such as chain saws and logging machines pose hazards wherever they are used...