Protecting the Operator From the Hostile Environment of Woods Operation 750720

Logging safety is discussed in terms of recognition of hazards and their elimination. The conclusions drawn from NIOSH study of logging safety is that the creation of work practice regulations and the encapsulation of the operator on a machine will reduce logging accidents.Standards that apply to forestry equipment design are listed and examples of how one company is approaching the problem of providing a machine which will satisfy the safety requirements are detailed.


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