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Logging Safety

Logging is the beginning of a supply chain that provides necessary materials for construction, flooring, furniture, fuel for homes, paper products, and more.


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Logging Standard 1910.266 applies to the general requirements of logging operations.

Government Requirements:
29 CFR 1910.266
29 CFR 1910.95
29 CFR 1910.212

Who Needs this Training?
Workers who handle, cut down, process, and transport mature trees for logging purposes must be trained in the protection and dangers of working in the logging industry. This training program must comply with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.266 and include specific information on the hazards and how to stay safe.

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified:
All employees who are exposed to the hazards of logging must receive training associated with logging. If training is not administered or other safety measures are not taken, injuries and possible fatal situations may occur.

Included Topics:
By the end of this course, we will have covered the following topics:
Introduction – 0:27
Topic 1: Introduction – 1:20
Topic 2: Chainsaws – 2:46
Topic 3: First-Aid – 3:18
Topic 4: Vehicles and Machines – 4:22
Topic 5: Falling and Bucking – 4:51
Topic 6: Rigging – 3:21
Topic 7: Logging Machines – 3:11
Topic 8: Log Trucks – 3:06
Topic 9: Signs and Signals -3:21
Topic 10: Yarding Safety – 2:48
Topic 11: Fire Safety – 3:32
Topic 12: Weather Safety – 3:05
Topic 13: Personal Protective Equipment – 3:05
Summary – 0:39

Course Layout:
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes and Final Knowledge Check.

Course Duration:
A minimum of 50 minutes is required to complete this course.

OSHA requires annual recertification for workers where occupational exposure takes place.

Certificate of Completion:
A completion certificate is available for printing immediately upon successfully finishing the course.