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Foresters and loggers are working in one of the most hazardous industries, with high rates of job-related injury, illness, and fatality. Foresters face unique environmental exposures, ergonomic challenges, and health disparities across all ages. Logging is physically demanding and can be dangerous. Workers spend all their time outdoors, sometimes in poor weather and often in isolated areas.

AgriSafe is 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.

Free training opportunities tailored for forestry and logging:

Preventing Workplace Violence

In this training, forestry employees and employers alike will learn:

  • How to report violent incidents to the authorities
  • Their legal rights as employees
  • Safe work practices

Chainsaw Safety Training

This training instructs workers and managers in both the agricultural and forestry industries:

  • How to identify potential hazards related to chainsaw use
  • How to safely operate chainsaws

Suicide Prevention Training

The mental health crisis among American foresters and loggers must be addressed.

This AgriSafe suicide prevention training will teach employers how to recognize and respond to mental health crises.

Musculoskeletal and Ergonomic Safety

In this training, foresters will learn:

  • How to identify ergonomic issues that lead to musculoskeletal injuries
  • What resources are available to aid in injury treatment and prevention

For more information on these trainings, visit agrisafe.org/forestry-and-logging-workers. [The PDF version also has a QR code that can be scanned, instead of using the provided link.]

This material was produced under a grant (SH-39184-SH-2) from the Occupational Safety & 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 the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.