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Logging Safety in Forest Management Education.
Proceedings, First Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, March 3-5, 1996 1996:85-96
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.
Education; Training; Logging-workers; Forestry; Forestry-workers; Accident-prevention; Risk-factors; Epidemiology; Safety-practices;
Proceedings, First Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, March 3-5, 1996
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