Foresters and logging workers face many physical dangers. They are a part of one of the most hazardous industries, with high job-related injury, illness, and fatality rates. Foresters and loggers have a physically demanding and dangerous job. Additionally, these workers are exposed to a combination of factors that stem from the work environment or processed materials. They are exposed to extreme temperatures, poisonous plants, pesticides, attacks from wild animals or stinging pests, and constant pressure to work harder and faster which exposes these workers to specific challenges that workers in other sectors will not typically encounter.
AgriSafe is excited to announce that we are working to reduce occupational health disparities among foresters and loggers. We believe that a continued focus on safety culture in the workplace can improve worker safety behavior and risk reduction practices.
Topics for the first year of work will include:
- Musculoskeletal Concerns/ Ergonomics
- Workplace Violence
- Suicide Prevention
- Chainsaw Safety
This material was produced under grant number SH-39184-22-60-F-19 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.