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Find information on logging safety and regulations, including accident prevention, tree falling, and chainsaw safety.

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about logging safety and regulations. Start here:

  • Yarding and loading handbook: An easy-to-use resource on skyline yarding, including planning and setup, operations, and safety

Video | Logging safety awareness (WorkSafeBC)
This video features the day-to-day elements of on-the-job safety, including safe work procedures, communications, and emergencies.

Logging safety (Associated Oregon Loggers)
Find links to agencies and organizations that support safe, healthy, and fair field work operations for forest workers all across Oregon.

Chainsaw kick-back safety (Associated Oregon Loggers) [PDF]
Photos and tips explain how to avoid painful and costly injuries.

Fallers logging safety (Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation) [PDF]
This manual includes stories of fatal incidents involving tree fallers in Oregon, and provides a five-step Faller Safety Plan for training new and experienced fallers.

Logging Safety eTool (OSHA)
This site contains several helpful resources. For example, each manual operations topic has a short "Checklist for Field Use."