Safety Alerts
On a cold, dark, snowy, early winter morning in the West, with temperatures in the mid 20s, a wood residual truck arrived at its destination to deliver a load.
Walls built from interlocking concrete blocks, often called “ecology blocks,” are commonly used in agriculture, construction, and wood manufacturing industries. They are dry-stacked to create walls and outdoor storage bins for a wide variety of products. These walls can become unstable and pose a hazard to workers and customers.
On a winter afternoon in the Appalachians, a timber cutter was felling hardwood timber with a chain saw. The terrain was fairly level, but there were several inches of snow on the ground and a dense understory of beech trees and brush.
On a summer morning in the Appalachians, a timber cutter was manually felling timber in a partial harvest of a mature hardwood stand.
In the late morning of a fall day in the Southeast, a log truck was traveling through town on the way to deliver a load of (random-length, double-bunked) pulpwood to a mill.
On a clear summer morning in the South, a timber cruiser was attempting to cross a drainage ditch. The ditch was located in a fairly level hardwood bottom with a sparse understory.
On a calm, clear, late spring morning in the Appalachians, a logger was cutting the top of a felled oak tree. He was working in gently rolling terrain in an open stand of mature hardwoods.
On a clear, summer morning in the South, a logging contractor was cutting timber with a rubber-tired feller-buncher on a final harvest. The terrain was flat, and the timber was a mature pine plantation that had a considerable amount of brush and vines.
On a sunny spring day in the Appalachians, a tracked feller-buncher was selectively harvesting a timber stand that contained underbrush from past ice storms. It had rained the day before.
On a clear spring afternoon, with the temperature in the 70’s and a slight wind, a log truck driver was coming around a curve onto a straightaway section of road. He was on a major divided highway in the South.
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