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Logging Safety in Forest Management Education.

Authors
Fosbroke-DE; Myers-JR
Source
Proceedings, First Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, March 3-5, 1996 1996:85-96
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00235894
Abstract
The ethical and economic importance of logging safety to forest managers was discussed, and the incorporation of safety issues into existing forestry courses was considered. Occupational safety and health typically have not been addressed in forestry programs. However, as logging is a dangerous industry, such education should be an essential part of the work. Forestry management decisions directly affect logging safety. Current programs that train students to become professional foresters often devote less program time to safety than do programs that train forestry technicians. At present the strongest safety component of a 4 year program is in the summer forestry camps where a few days are spent teaching the technical aspects of harvesting, road construction and chain saw use. To integrate safety courses into existing curricula will take a concerted effort to expand existing courses into new subject areas. A few examples of how safety topics can be covered were presented. An appendix provided examples of safety and health information that can be integrated into forest policy and forest economics courses.
Keywords
Education; Training; Logging-workers; Forestry; Forestry-workers; Accident-prevention; Risk-factors; Epidemiology; Safety-practices;
Publication Date
19960101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings;
Editors
Finley-JC; Steiner-KC;
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Source Name
Proceedings, First Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, March 3-5, 1996
State
PA;
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