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Timber Harvesting Safety Manual (17-A-1)

TimberHarvestingSafetyOriginally 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 many different safety issues which are beyond the scope of this publication. The recommendations contained in this manual should not be construed or used as a substitute for compliance with applicable federal and state laws. It is advised that the appropriate federal or state OSHA office be contacted for complete details concerning the OSHA requirements for logging operations.

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.


 Accident Causes
 I. General Rules of Safety
 II. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guidelines
 III. Safety Guidelines for Hand Tools
 IV. Safety Guidelines for Chainsaw Operations
 V. Safety Guidelines for Woods Equipment Operations
 VI. General Operational Safety and Loss Control Guidelines
 VII. Safety in Transportation
 VIII. Accident Investigations
 IX. Hazard Communications Program
 X. Lockout-Tagout Guidelines
 XI. Emergency Care
 XII. Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan
 XIII. OSHA Information

SKU: 17-A-1