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Logging safety in forest management education.

Authors
Fosbroke DE; Meyers JR
Source
Proceedings, 10th central hardwood forest conference, Morgantown, West Virginia, March 5-8, 1995, general technical report NE-197. Gottschalk KW, Fosbroke SL, eds. Radnor, PA; Gottschalk 1995 Mar; :442-453
NIOSHTIC No.
00232728
Abstract
The importance of teaching occupational safety and health to forest management students was described and a proposal for incorporating safety issues into existing forestry courses is advocated. Worker safety concepts should be integrated into forest management studies because logging has long been a dangerous industry with high work related fatalities; forest management decisions directly impact logging safety; and professional foresters are morally and ethically bound to ensure they make decisions that do not jeopardize the safety of others by the Code of Ethics established by the Society of American Foresters. When 45 professional degree programs in forest management were surveyed, the authors found that only 17 programs referenced any safety concepts within their course syllabi, which was limited to the harvesting course. The authors conclude that forest management programs need to make students aware of the safety record of the logging, sawmill, and paper industries; the existence of safety regulations, standards, and policies; the identification and control of hazards; management safety; impact of safety programs on insurance premiums; impact of injuries on operating costs and worker morale; and the influence of management decisions on worker safety.
Keywords
Forestry-workers; Logging-workers; Forestry; Lumber-industry; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Occupational-safety-programs
Publication Date
19950301
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Gottschalk KW; Fosbroke SL
Fiscal Year
1995
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Proceedings, 10th central hardwood forest conference, Morgantown, West Virginia, March 5-8, 1995, general technical report NE-197
State
WV
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