FRA Revises Timber Harvesting Safety Manual


Timber Harvesting Safety

The Forest Resources Association’s Southwide Safety Committee has updated one of FRA’s most in-demand publications, the Timber Harvesting Safety Manual. This well-known resource includes a new section on in-woods portable grinder safety as well as additional miscellaneous safety recommendations and revised OSHA-required reporting procedures for fatalities and serious injuries.

This manual (FRA publication # 17-A-1) is an ideal general safety text for logger training and education programs. Additionally, logging contractors may use the material for their in-house loss control programs and may choose to incorporate the FRA Timber Harvesting Safety Manual into their written safety compliance policy for their logging and log trucking employees.

The 71-page manual covers logging safety issues comprehensively, under the following headings:

    General Rules of Safety
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guidelines
    Safety Guidelines for Hand Tools
    Safety Guidelines for Chain Saw Operations
    Safety Guidelines for Woods Equipment Operations
    General Operational Safety and Loss Control Guidelines
    Safety in Transportation
    Accident Investigations
    Hazard Communications Program
    Lockout-Tagout Guidelines
    Emergency Care
    Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan
    OSHA Information

The manual price is $6.00 for FRA members and $12.00 for non-members. (Website login is required to apply the member discount.)

Click here if you are an FRA Member

Click here if you are a Non-Member

Ordering large quantities? Contact Jacob Minor at 202.296.3937 or [email protected] in FRA’s national office for pricing information.


Last modified on Monday, 07 August 2017 12:26
Rick Meyer | FRA Appalachian Region Manager

Rick serves as the region manager for the Appalachian Region