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Fallers logging safety.
Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Portland, OR: Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation, 2007 Apr; :1-52
This logging safety manual is intended to help train new fallers. Working as a faller is the most dangerous job in Oregon, and safety training is vital. This manual may help both trainers and trainees to cover safety issues completely, and remember key points to bring down a tree safely every time. Written materials, though, cannot replace hands-on training in the field with an experienced faller. Be sure to train before you work in the woods. Safety training is generally available directly from employers in the logging industry. Additional training is available from the Student Logging Training Program, for college students, in the Forest Engineering Department at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Training Program Manager Jeff Wimer developed the Five-step Faller Safety Plan featured in this manual.
Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Logging-workers; Fall-protection; Training; Forestry-workers; Lumber-industry-workers
Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) Program, Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park, L606, Portland, OR 97239-3098
Fallers logging safety
Oregon Health and Science University
Page last reviewed: December 18, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division