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District 5 - Coal Mine Safety and Health
Independent Contractors

Logging Safety

Logging Safety Message

Logging operations in advance of mining should always maintain compliance with all MSHA and other applicable safety regulations. Below are some helpful "Safety Tips".

Did you know?
More people are killed while felling trees than during any other logging activity.

Personal protective equipment (PPE), for the head, ears, eyes, face, hands, and legs is designed to prevent or lessen the severity of injuries to loggers.


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Logging operations are often remote from any emergency medical care. Properly administered first aid can be a major factor in minimizing even life-threatening injuries.

The movement of felled trees to the landing area can present hazards to employees from both skidding or cable operations. Logging Operations
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