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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 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.
A WORD ABOUT THE LAW
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.
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. Saftey in Transportation
VIII. Accident Investigations