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In 2016, the Forest Resources Association updated this Timber Harvesting Safety Manual. Originally developed by FRA’s Southwide Safety Committee, the information contained in this manual is a guide to safety and general information on accident prevention in timber harvesting with ground-based logging systems. Cable yarding and helicopter logging systems have…
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SKU: 17-A-1
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The 18th annual Report, 115 pages, comprises curriculum and contact information, and numbers of recent trainees, for continuing education programs for timber harvesting professionals throughout North America.
$100.00
SKU: 12-A-3
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Update of previous (2008) report, including two more years of data, noting pattern of mills compensating for residual chip shortage by increasing roundwood pulpwood component of furnish. Statistics include biomass purchases for energy. Ten pages, with 9 tables.
$50.00
SKU: 12-A-1
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FRA’s Membership Directory lists staff and the membership of National and Regional committees and provides an alphabetical listing of member personnel, with complete contact information. FRA members may request an electronic copy (in PDF) at no charge or a GBC-bound print copy of the 120-page document for $150.
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SKU: 11-A-4
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Ten-page manual, illustrated with color photos, examines common causes of driver-related accidents in the log or chip hauling; presents “best practices” in establishing a safe trucking environment; and concludes by identifying and discussing key “productivity and efficiency” issues specific to forest products trucking. Authored by a Virginia Tech team led…
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SKU: 09-A-3
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Curt Hassler and Tim Pahl of West Virginia University’s Appalachian Hardwood Center assess current and future sustainability of hardwood sawmill residue chips as a resource for Appalachian pulp mills, in view of changing market dynamics in the region, including the development of biomass markets, to produce a strategic assessment for…
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SKU: 08-A-3
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In August, FRA surveyed its members on their interest in various insurance and financial products. This report summarizes data on degree of interest expressed in each of five products—term life insurance, 401K retirement plans, long-term care insurance, limited benefit health insurance, and disability income insurance—broken out by respondents’ business-type categories,…
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SKU: 07-A-6
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Latest edition of the annual report presents data on pulpwood receipts, consumption, and inventories for pulp mills in the U.S. during calendar year 2005, broken out by region, species, form in which it was received, and method of delivery. FRA’s annual survey finds that receipts for the 151 pulpwood-consuming mills…
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SKU: 06-A-7
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Sixteen-page Report presents the results of FRA’s Appalachian Region Policy and Operations Committee’s survey of logging contractors and equipment dealers on points of success and deficiency in equipment maintenance, with many constructive comments from both sides on areas for improvement in this mutually dependent relationship. With tablulated data and extensive…
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SKU: 06-A-3
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Sixteen-page backgrounder on how to lead an FRA committee effectively.
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SKU: 06-A-1
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Twelve-page report comprises FRA Northeastern Regional Division Forester Patrick Hackley’s report to the Maine Governor’s Council on the Sustainability of the Forest Products Industry, comprising the results of his investigations into the factors that tend to increase the likelihood of survival and success for the state’s logging contractors.
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SKU: 05-A-4
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Twenty-seven-page report of FRA’s week-long study tour of forest operations and industry in New Zealand in October 2004, profusely illustrated with photos. The report examines the history and characteristics of the resource, prevailing harvesting and reforestation techniques and trends, industrial policy, export market structure, and the strong institutional research programs,…
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SKU: 05-A-1
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44-page, illustrated, uni-coil bound manual highlights general safety precautions for a modern logger's garage, focusing on the maintenance and repair activities most frequently associated with injuries and describing how to maintain a safe and professional garage workplace.
$30.00
SKU: 04-A-3
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26-page, illustrated report presenting the results of a Wood Supply Research Institute study finds that current planning in the wood supply process is primarily reactive rather than proactive, as a result of the extremely short planning horizons for many key segments of the supply chain. It details many opportunities for…
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SKU: 03-A-3
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Major 21-page study by FRA's Northeastern Region Production Efficiency Committee on the effects of in-woods delimbing on operator safety, machine productivity, residual stand damage, ground disturbance, and trail width in Northeastern conditions. Illustrated with graphs.
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SKU: 03-A-1
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Drafted by the FRA Ad Hoc Tree Planting Task Force and reviewed by broad treeplanting interests throughout the South, the Guidelines are a suggested reference source and may serve as a tree planting contract addendum by landowners and tree planting contractors. The five-page document is an effective and practical set…
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SKU: 02-A-6
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27-page presentation of the results of the Wood Supply Research Institute's comprehensive investigation of factors implicated in preventing wood suppliers from utilizing their full capacity. Illustrated with graphs and tables.
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SKU: 02-A-5
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15-page study evaluates reasons for “in-shift” delays, or wasted capacity, associated with drive-to-tree and swing-to-tree processors in Northeastern conditions.
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SKU: 02-A-1
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36-page report presents and analyses data from 311 wood suppliers on the business conditions affecting their survival.
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SKU: 01-A-10
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19-page report details the elements of a highly successful comprehensive loss-control program in Michigan.
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SKU: 01-A-6
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19-page report correlates log truck drivers’ self-assessments of skills with record of exposure to training.
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SKU: 01-A-5
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14-page handbook provides safety guidance for planting operations, including use of personal protective equipment, equipment safety, and the responsibilities of tractor operators.
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SKU: 00-A-11
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22-page handbook helps site prep contractors and employees take precautions to prevent injuries in mechanical and chemical site preparation.
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SKU: 00-A-10
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Ten-page report provides conceptual and practical tools foresters, loggers, and harvest planners and auditors can use to help schedule, plan, and evaluate harvesting operations on sites with high-moisture soils.
$20.00
SKU: 00-A-3
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61-page booklet provides basic facts and background on Southeastern forest history, forest types, tree species, and other information to orient journalists, landowners, and other non-specialists concerned about the resource. (bulk rates on request)
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SKU: 99-A-15
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19-page report provides results of trans-regional study of operating characteristics of successful loggers.
$40.00
SKU: 99-A-7
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47-page illustrated manual may serve either as workshop text or reference book on safety and productivity issues surrounding log or chip trucking in Northeastern conditions. (bulk rates on request)
$30.00
SKU: 99-A-3
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40-page educational manual looks at mechanical harvesting issues relevant to Northeastern conditions, such as basic job design, silvicultural and environmental concerns, worker safety, and appearances and public relations. (bulk rates on request)
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SKU: 97-A-14
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31-page examination of how FLSA applies to loggers and log truckers, including application to piece-rate employees, calculation of overtime, and prohibition of child labor; includes seven case studies.
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SKU: 97-A-1
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20-page manual presents a methodology for using “close call” accidents as ongoing learning opportunities in risk management on logging operations.
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SKU: 96-A-5
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17-page booklet glosses major elements of independent contractor law, refering to the 271-page text How To Stay At Peace With Your Government by page number.
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SKU: 95-A-11
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