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Worker Safety in Logging Operations.


PB87205621

Publication Date 1974
Personal Author Goldberg, M. N.
Page Count 272
Abstract A program was undertaken to identify problems associated with logging operations which result in work injuries, to establish the scope and magnitude of these problems, and to make recommendations for reducing work injury rates. Historic data on logging injuries was obtained. Existing standards for dealing with logging occupational safety were reviewed. Observations were made of representative logging operations. Evidence suggests that the disabling work injury rate has lessened in recent years. Concurrently, the injury severity rate has not changed, although the average number of days lost per disabling work injury has increased. The author's recommendations regarding improved worker safety, cover standards for occupational safety, good work practices, improved injury data collection, and training. Suggestions are also made concerning research into protective equipment design, occupational diseases, and energy relationships.
Keywords
  • Safety
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Injuries
  • Accidents
  • Standards
  • Protective clothing
  • Logging(Industry)
Source Agency
  • Centers for Disease Control Bureau of Laboratories
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48D - Forestry
  • 95D - Human Factors Engineering
Corporate Authors Synsis, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198720
Contract Number
  • PHS-HSM-99-72-56
Worker Safety in Logging Operations.
Worker Safety in Logging Operations.
PB87205621

  • Safety
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Injuries
  • Accidents
  • Standards
  • Protective clothing
  • Logging(Industry)
  • Centers for Disease Control Bureau of Laboratories
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 48D - Forestry
  • 95D - Human Factors Engineering
  • PHS-HSM-99-72-56
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