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Safety Information Profile: Chainsaw Operations in the Logging Industry.


PB84155100

Publication Date 1979
Personal Author Hunt, D. B.
Page Count 40
Abstract A safety information profile is presented for chainsaw operations in the logging industry (Standard Industrial Classification 241). Felling and bucking procedures are described. Potential safety and health hazards are reviewed, including cuts from the chainsaw blade, and noise and vibration levels. Existing controls that primarily protect the worker from the blade are discussed. Accident and injury statistics are summarized. Worker exposure to levels of vibration and noise from the chainsaw operation is discussed. Industry trends and existing federal standards are considered. Names and addresses of industry associations and other interested parties are provided. It is concluded that most chainsaw accidents are due to careless operation of the tool and laxities in training. It is recommended that chainsaw safety controls be devised and that the use of personal protective gear be encouraged.
Keywords
  • Lumbering
  • Safety
  • Profiles
  • Saws
  • Hand tools
  • Operations
  • Standards
  • Accident prevention
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 241
  • Health hazards
  • Industrial accidents
  • Chainsaws
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48D - Forestry
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors Radian Corp., Salt Lake City, UT.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV. Div.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198409
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0130
Safety Information Profile: Chainsaw Operations in the Logging Industry.
Safety Information Profile: Chainsaw Operations in the Logging Industry.
PB84155100

  • Lumbering
  • Safety
  • Profiles
  • Saws
  • Hand tools
  • Operations
  • Standards
  • Accident prevention
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 241
  • Health hazards
  • Industrial accidents
  • Chainsaws
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 48D - Forestry
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0130
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