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Timber Harvesting Safety
Rick Meyer | FRA Appalachian & Southwide Regions Manager

Rick Meyer | FRA Appalachian & Southwide Regions Manager

Rick serves as the region manager for the Appalachian & Southwide Regions
It is always a hit with FRA members when two regions come together for a joint meeting. This October’s Southeastern and Southcentral Region Policy Committee Meeting, combined with a Southwide Timber Security Group Meeting, was no exception. 
Nearly every forested state in the U.S. has Logger Training and Education (LT&E) Programs. Since the 1990s, most of these comprehensive training programs have offered both loggers and wood procurement personnel continuing education opportunities covering a variety of timber harvesting topics.
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FRA Safety Message for OSHA Safe and Sound Week

August 12-18 is “Safe and Sound Week.” The OSHA website states that it is a nationwide event held each August to recognize the successes of workplace health and safety programs, and it encourages organizations to participate by planning and promoting safety events.
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FRA’s Appalachian Region Activity Report

At FRA’s Annual Meeting, each region shares information on the key wood supply chain issues facing the forest industry. The following is the report for the Appalachian Region.
At FRA’s Annual Meeting, each region shares information on the key wood supply chain issues facing the forest industry. The following is the combined report for the Southcentral and Southeastern Regions.
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Arbor Day and the Forest Industry

Julius Sterling Morton founded the first Arbor Day in Nebraska in 1872. He loved planting trees—especially fruit trees—on his Nebraska farm, and he came up with the Arbor Day idea to get more citizens involved in tree planting.

Looking for a safety-related gift for your logging contractors or employees this Christmas or for the New Year?

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What Influenced You to Choose a Forestry Career?

When did you think that you would like to be a forester or a logger or another type of forest industry worker? And who or what influenced you along the way? 

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FRA Member Spotlight: Aaron Gilland

Aaron Gilland has been a long-time member of FRA’s Board of Directors and has served terms as the Chairman of FRA’s Southern Regional Forest Products Security Groups and the former National Timber Security Group at FRA.
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Grappling with Local Road Hauling Restrictions

FRA members occasionally express frustration with the growing trend of local governments (counties, townships, parishes) enacting ordinances that restrict truck weights and require road bonding for timber harvesting operations.
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