Hazard Alerts

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Apr 01, 2013
Oregon OSHA Hazard Alert: Hazard of Chain Shot in Logging

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/hazard/2993-29.pdf

The use of high speed chain cutting systems on mechanized harvesting and processing machines can expose the operators and others to a potentially lethal hazard of chain shot.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Oct 01, 2011
Oregon OSHA Hazard Alert: Crowding the Rigging

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/hazard/2993-28.pdf

This year, seven loggers doing cable yarding work have been injured or killed because they were not in the clear, standing too close to the turn and rigging – including lines, chokers, butt rigging, and carriages. (Oregon OSHA)

Source: Oregon OSHA

Sep 01, 2009
Protect Yourself from Pesticides - Protejase de los Pesticidas

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHApubs/4856.pdf

Pesticides may be on trees, plants, and soil; in surface water; or drifting from nearby applications. Los pesticidas pueden estar en los arboles, plantas, tierra, agua superficial, o dejándose llevar por aplicaciones cercanas.

Source: Oregon OSHA

May 01, 2006
Helicopter Logging in Alaska – Surveillance and Prevention of Crashes

http://depts.washington.edu/sky2001/proceedings/papers/Manwaring.pdf

This publication presents recent experience with helicopter operations in Alaska, followed by a summary of the larger (U.S.) experience with this rapidly expanding industry, and recommendations for prevention of injuries

Source: UW