Fluid or high pressure air injected under the skin at pressures as low as 7 bar (100 psi) can cause crippling injuries or even death if not treated promptly.
A new jointly developed safety alert from AEM and the MSHA emphasizes the hazards of distracted driving while on the work site. The key message is, ‘Turn off your cell phone while operating off-road equipment’.
Fire detection isn’t a new topic in the pages of BTB. Although nearly three years have passed since the topic of fire detection was last published (Issue No. 19, March 2008), several facts remain as true today as they did back then.
Wood and Engine Exhaust Definitely Don’t Mix.
Links to organizations and resources related to safety in forestry and logging.
This handbook provides information that Oregon® Cutting Systems considers critical to the successful and safe use of saw-chain- based cutting systems in mechanized wood harvesting and processing.
Chain shot is the high velocity separation and ejection of a piece or pieces of cutting chain from the end of a broken chain in mechanized timber cutting.
Specific steps which owners of any piece of forestry equipment can follow to reduce the potential for fire.
Recommendations for those using Tigercat 800 series machines working in bug-kill wood applications.
How to inspect and maintain polycarbonate windows to ensure ongoing safety.
Advice on the safe use of high pressure pneumatic grease guns, and what to do in the event of an injury.
What to do in the event of a fluid injection injury.
Advice for forestry professionals on avoiding lightning strikes.
While the risk of a chain shot event can't be eliminated, it can be reduced by following some simple operational recommendations.
When the clouds roll in...