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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Comments to DOL (Department of Labor) on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Logging Operations, July 31, 1989.


PB90163783

Publication Date 1989
Page Count 16
Abstract The testimony detailed the concerns of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on the proposed rule changes for logging operations as advanced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Specifically, NIOSH supported OSHA in requiring that a worker who is inexperienced in a task be under the close guidance of a person who is experienced in the safe performance of that task. NIOSH also indicated that snakebites are not a frequent hazard to these workers, that all three proposed rules address the need for continuous contact between workers on a logging site while maintaining a safe working distance between fellers and other workers, that the use of guard tips on chainsaws reduces the danger of kick back only under certain conditions, that the rule should require the use of the chain break any time the worker is moving from one location to another, that 'no rider' provisions should not exempt persons for training purposes, that roll-over protective structures are a protective device to reduce fatalities from equipment rollovers, that OSHA should consider that the safe use of trees or stumps as guideline anchors is highly dependent on the tree species involved, and that OSHA should consider that at least two methods of making wedges and backcuts exist.
Keywords
  • Forestry
  • Lumbering
  • Accident prevention
  • Government policies
  • Safety
  • Regulations
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Testimony
  • Federal agencies
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 48D - Forestry
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 94D - Job Environment
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199009
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Comments to DOL (Department of Labor) on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Logging Operations, July 31, 1989.
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Comments to DOL (Department of Labor) on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Logging Operations, July 31, 1989.
PB90163783

  • Forestry
  • Lumbering
  • Accident prevention
  • Government policies
  • Safety
  • Regulations
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Testimony
  • Federal agencies
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 48D - Forestry
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 94D - Job Environment
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