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NIOSH Testimony on Logging Operations by J. D. Millar, July 24, 1990.
NIOSH 1990 Jul:4 pages
This testimony expresses the support of NIOSH for the work of OSHA in promulgating updated rules for the protection of workers in the logging industry. Several issues of particular concern are addressed, namely chain saws, training, and vehicle operator protection systems (rollover protective structures (ROPS) and seat belts). Occupationally related problems associated with the use of chain saws include cutting injuries, muscle strains and sprains, toxic exposures from chain saw emissions, and hand/arm vibration. Worker training is extremely important and NIOSH recommends that OSHA consider training and retraining requirements for workers in this industry that would be similar to those required by the Mine Safety and Health Administration for surface miners. NIOSH recommends that vehicles be equipped with ROPS, falling object protective structures, and seat belts.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Millar-J-D; Equipment-operators; Worker-health; Safety-practices; Personal-protective-equipment; Forestry; Logging-workers;
NTIS Accession No.
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches;
NIOSH, 4 pages, 19 references
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