Safety Alerts
On a breezy and cold early winter weekend day in the Northeast, a conventional logger was felling hardwood trees.
On a late winter afternoon in the Southeast, a log truck driver was unbinding his load of treelength pine pulpwood at a mill’s unbinding station.
On a dry, cool, early spring morning in the Appalachians, a timber cutter was felling marked trees in a hardwood stand. The terrain was hilly but not difficult for manual felling operations. The trees had not yet leafed out.
A bulldozer operator was working alone clearing a logging road on an early Spring morning in the Appalachians. The ground was still frozen.
On a summer day in the South, a rubber-tired feller-buncher operator was performing a first thinning in a pine plantation.
On a winter afternoon in the Southeast, a logging crew member was jockeying setout trailers on a harvesting operation.

On a cold, early spring morning in the Southeast, a log yard worker was removing a plastic tarp covering a stack of veneer logs that had recently been steamed prior to the log peeling process.

On a clear, dry, fall afternoon in the Appalachians, a skidder operator was skidding and winching a load uphill. The terrain was very steep with occasional slight benches.

On a clear, cool, winter day in the South, a log truck driver was waiting for his truck to be loaded with pine pulpwood. His truck was at the landing on a pine plantation clearcut operation.

On a mild, clear, and sunny day in the South, a skidder operator was pulling a drag of poplar logs with a cable skidder. The skidder had just crossed the bridge mats and started up a steep hill when the drive shaft came out. He and the timber cutter tried to fix the problem. They removed the belly pan and found that all but two of the bolts from the U joint yoke to the rear end were out. Since the skidder driver could not reach the last two bolts, he asked the timber cutter to see if he could reach them.
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