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Logger Safety Training

The logging industry has a long history as one of the most profitable ventures possible, and also as one of the most dangerous. The daily use of chain saws and the threat of falling trees mean that loggers must be constantly on the lookout. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics that are required for most Loggers.

OSHA Required Training

First Aid OSHA Regulation: 1910.266 App B

When OSHA Requires First Aid Training:

In the absence of a nearby hospital or clinic (more than 4 minutes away), a designated employee should be trained to render first aid. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining for life threatening emergencies should occur annually. Retraining for non-life-threatening response should occur 'periodically'.

Downloadable First Aid Training Resources (free):

  • Basic First Aid Powerpoint

  • First Aid Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

First Aid Training Videos (paid):

  • First Aid by Atlantic Training

  • First Aid in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • First Aid: React & Respond AHA by Summit Training

Hearing Protection OSHA Regulation: 1910.95(k)

When OSHA Requires Hearing Protection Training:

Employees that are exposed to noise at or above an 8-hour time weighted average of 85 decibels. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Annually.

Downloadable Hearing Protection Training Resources (free):

  • Hearing Protection Powerpoint

  • Hearing Protection Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Hearing Protection Training Videos (paid):

  • Hearing Conservation Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Hearing Conservation (PPE) by Atlantic Training

  • Ultimate Hearing Conservation by Atlantic Training

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment OSHA Regulation: 1910.132(f)

When OSHA Requires Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training:

When an employee is required to wear PPE, they must be trained on its usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.

Training Frequency

Retraining required when the type of PPE changes, employee demonstrates inability to use PPE properly, or when the workplace changes in a way that renders previous training obsolete.

Downloadable Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Resources (free):

  • Personal Protective Equipment Powerpoint

  • Personal Protective Equipment Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Videos (paid):

  • ppe

    Personal Protective Equipment by Atlantic Training

  • ppe construction

    Personal Protective Equipment in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Personal Protective Equipment Refresher by Atlantic Training

Industry Best-Practice Training (Not required by OSHA)

Heat Stress

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Heat Stress Training Resources (free):

  • Heat Illness Prevention Powerpoint

  • Heat Stress Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Heat Stress Training Videos (paid):

  • Heat Stress by Atlantic Training

  • HAZWOPER Heat Stress by Atlantic Training

  • Heat Stress in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

Ergonomics

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Ergonomics Training Resources (free):

  • Ergonomics Powerpoint

  • Ergonomics Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Ergonomics Training Videos (paid):

  • Industrial Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

  • Office Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

  • Laboratory Ergonomics by Atlantic Training

Eye Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Eye Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Eye Safety Powerpoint

  • Eye Protection Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Eye Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Eye Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Eye Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Eye Safety: No Second Chances by Summit Training Source

Hand, Wrist and Finger

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Hand, Wrist and Finger Training Resources (free):

  • Hand, Wrist and Finger Powerpoint

  • Hand Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Hand, Wrist and Finger Training Videos (paid):

  • Hand, Wrist, and Finger Safety by Atlantic Training

  • Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Hand Safety by Summit Training

Slips, Trips and Falls

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Slips, Trips and Falls Training Resources (free):

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Powerpoint

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Slips, Trips and Falls Training Videos (paid):

  • Slips, Trips & Falls by Atlantic Training

  • Slips Trips and Falls in Construction by Atlantic Training

  • Slips, Trips and Falls Taking The Right Steps by Coastal Training

Power Tools Safety

Training Frequency

Annually

Downloadable Power Tools Safety Training Resources (free):

  • Power Tools Safety Powerpoint

  • Power Tools Safety Poster

  • Printable Wallet-Sized Compliance

  • Handout

Power Tools Safety Training Videos (paid):

  • Hand & Power Tool by Atlantic Training

  • Hand and Power Tool Safety in Construction Environments by Atlantic Training

  • Advanced Hand and Power Tool Safety Construction by Atlantic Training

Injury Risk

  • Very Low
  • Low
  • Moderate
  • HIGH
  • VERY HIGH

2.6% (rough approximation based on forestry and logging industry) 2.6% Annual Injury Rate

Logging Worker Safety Tips

Quick Tip

Logging is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous professions in the country. It has a high rate of on the job accidents, many of which result in serious injury that leads to time of the job. All the more reason to make sure safety is a top priority.

The logging industry has a long history as one of the most profitable ventures possible, and also as one of the most dangerous. The daily use of chain saws and the threat of falling trees mean that loggers must be constantly on the lookout. Their measurements and movements must be precise to avoid serious injury and get the most out of their efforts. When on-site, there are some very simple safety precautions that loggers can take to keep themselves aware of the potential dangers and on the look out for their fellow co-workers. With careful attention and these simple tips in mind, even a job as dangerous as logging can be performed without serious injury.

Wear the proper protective equipment at all times.

  • Masks will protect you from dust and debris flying through the air. Only use approved masks that are strong enough to filter out these large particles.
  • Gloves: have the right gloves for the right job, especially when handling electrical equipment, make sure your gloves are properly insulated.
  • Bright Colored vests. Make sure that you stand out from the forest around you so that other loggers can easily spot you.
  • Steel toed boots: Never wear an open-toed shoe into a logging job.

Look up, down, and all around

  • Be aware of where your co-workers are and what they are doing at all times. Maintain audio contact if you cannot see each other any more due to distance.
  • Dead limbs can break off of tress and fall to the ground at any moment, causing serious injury. Look up to check for these falling hazards!
  • Look around you to make sure you are out of the strike zone. There should be at least two tree lengths between you and the tree that is being felled.
  • Take your time. Rushing through a logging job is the best way to ensure that you will make a mistake and cause an accident.
  • When operating heavy machinery to remove limbs or felled trees, make sure everyone around is aware of what you are doing and the path you are following.

Maintain Your Equipment

  • Keep all tools serviced and inspected regularly.
  • Always set the parking break on logging machines before leaving them, and make sure they are turned off.
  • Never use a tool that has a frayed or old power cord.
  • Use the right tool for the right job to avoid over exerting yourself and the equipment.
  • Make sure you know how to operate the machinery. Never use a tool for the first time while logging.

Stay healthy

  • Loggers need to be in top physical shape to keep up with such a physically demanding job.
  • Stay home if you are sick, being in the outdoors around pollen and plat life all day won’t help, and will only make your condition worse.

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