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Injuries in the logging industry

Injuries in the logging industry

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Logging -- Accidents -- United States -- Statistics,
  • Industrial accidents -- United States -- Statistics

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesBulletin -- 2203, Bulletin of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics -- 2203
    ContributionsUnited States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 23 p. : ill., forms ;
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14229712M

    Another occupation that is always at the top of the list for the most dangerous job in America is logging workers. Dangers of the Logging Industry. According to the most recent statistics, the non-fatal injury rate for those who work in the logging industry is 2, injuries and fatal injuries .   While the injury incidence rate remains high in the logging industry, the BLS data show a steady decrease in the incidence rate for the industry since the pulpwood logging standard was adopted in (2) The decrease in incidence rates occurs in .

      The British Columbia Forest Safety Council (the Council) was created in September as a not-for-profit society dedicated to promoting forest safety in the sector. It includes all of the major forestry organizations and is fully supported by WorkSafeBC and the government of British Columbia.   A good way to start is with a Daily Log Book. If you regularly inspect the construction site, and focus on preventing the most common construction hazards, you'll give yourself the best chance of success. Let's explore why the top four accidents happen and how logging .

    We investigated work-related injuries in the Alaska logging industry during METHODS: Using data from the Alaska Trauma Registry and the Alaska Occupational Injury Surveillance System, we described fatal and nonfatal injuries by factors including worker sex and age, timing and geographic location of injuries, and four injury Cited by: 4. injuries in the Alaska logging industry has been performed since Here, we present results of an investigation examining nonfatal and fatal work-related injuries in the Alaska logging industry during The goals of the investigation were to describe nonfatal and fatal injuries and characterize temporal changes in these.


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Genre/Form: Government publications Online resources Statistics: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Injuries in the logging industry.

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Total cases The percentage of workers injured by chain saws while limbing was percent; while buck- ing, percent; and while felling, percent.

Most injuries were on the legs and ankles ( percent), arms and wrists ( percent), hands (1 percent), and fingers (1 1 percent).Cited by: 8.

Logging machine design plays a big role in increasing the safety of workers on the ground. By increasing visibility, reducing operator fatigue with more comfortable workstations, and implementing proximity technologies (similar to what can be found in passenger vehicles), ergonomics can vastly reduce logging hazards.

 The log transport industry has become increasingly concerned about the injuries that truck drivers are having as a result of load securing activities. Chain throwing has been implicated with long-term shoulder pain and load tensioning using twitches is related to periodicFile Size: 1MB.

In that period, 33% of all disabling injuriesreported by this mechanism involved fractures of the lower limbs;injuries to the upper extremities, skull, spine, and trunkaccounted for 25%; and dislocation without fracture accounted for4% of all awards (Table 2). Logging and forestry work continues to top the list of most dangerous jobs in America.

More workers are hurt while working on logging sites than any other work site. With the use of heavy equipment, chainsaws, and the momentum of falling or rolling trees, logging accidents can cause serious injuries or even death. Logging has consistently been one of the most hazardous industries in the United States (US).

Inthe logging industry emplo workers, and accounted for 70 deaths. This results in a fatality rate of deaths perworkers that year. This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per full-time workers in forestry and logging.

An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or. Forestry. We have resources and information on working safely in forestry. Additional information and resources are available from our industry partner, the BC Forest Safety Council.

Follow the links below for resources and information relevant to these types of workplaces. Injuries reported to the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration for to were characterized according to the part of the body affected, the nature of the injury, the source of the injury, and the type of accident for the timber harvesting industry.

Many of the injuries in the logging sector were sprains / strains to Cited by: combined injury records of pulpwood-logging operations and of general logging operations, for the yearshowed very little difference in the frequency of injury in the two segments of the logging industry.

The pulpwood-logging group averaged disabling work injuries for every million employee-hours worked, which differed.

Struck By Object Accidents. The majority of these kinds of accidents involve loggers being struck by a chainsaw during kickback, the whiplash from tree limbs and saplings, and rolling logs.

These also tend to be fairly serious in nature, resulting in long recovery times for the injured on: Four Gateway Center, Liberty Avenue, SuitePittsburgh,PA.

for reportable injuries within the logging industry was 26% higher than the overall incident rate for all private industries (Bureau of Labor Statistics a). The incident rate for fatalities within the logging industry (timber cutting and logging occupations) was 30 times the overall incident rate for fatalities for all private industries.

This book includes the complete Part - General Industry, Part - Inspections, Citations and Proposed Penalties, - Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulations, and Part - Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Agriculture regulations, as well as Letters of. We investigated work‐related injuries in the Alaska logging industry during ‐ Methods Using data from the Alaska Trauma Registry and the Alaska Occupational Injury Surveillance System, we described fatal and nonfatal injuries by factors including worker sex and age, timing and geographic location of injuries, and four injury Cited by: 4.

Logging workers experienced a total of 8, nonfatal injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work over the – period in private industry. The nonfatal rate of injury or illness with days away from work for logging workers in private industry in was full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, which is about   The top spot for the most dangerous profession in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, goes to logging workers, who lose their.

He has worked as vice president for Wimer Logging Company, served as president of the Oregon Logging Conference and is the incoming president of the Pacific Logging Congress. His career in logging safety spans 20 years and includes investigations into more than 25 logging fatalities and three books on logging : Moore, Timothy.

The Accident Book contains guidance on the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations. Statistics: Forestry. The following charts and graphs provide a high-level view of statistics in the forestry subsector from to You can use these resources to quickly see a comparison of injury rates and serious injuries, and to get information on the top injury types in your industry.Injuries in the logging industry tend to be serious, long-term or even fatal.

Loggers are tough people, and not quick to miss a minute of work for anything other than the kind of serious injury that makes them a danger to themself and to their crew.

Injuries in the Logging Industry. There have been many different injuries reported in the logging industry. Several studies have been published over the years to analyze how these injuries occur.

Some of the most common injuries that logging industry workers suffer include.