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Forest Activities Rules

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Subdivision A, General Requirements

437-007-0001 to 0025 PDF

Administrative Order 9-2009

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-0001 Authority of Rules A-1
437-007-0002 Purpose of Rules A-1
437-007-0003 Scope of Rules A-1
437-007-0004 Applicability of Rules A-1
437-007-0010 Worker Protection Standard A-2
437-007-0025 Definitions A-3

Subdivision B, Safety and Health Program

437-007-0100 to 0145 PDF

Administrative Order 2-2005

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-0100 Safety and Health Program B-1
437-007-0105 Management Commitment B-1
437-007-0110 Supervisory Responsibilities B-1
437-007-0125 Accident Investigation B-3
437-007-0130 Employee Involvement B-3
437-007-0135 Hazard Identification and Control B-4
437-007-0140 Training B-5
437-007-0145 Annual Program Evaluation B-6
437-001-0700(21) Reporting Fatalities and Hospitalization to Oregon OSHA B-7
437-001-0053 Preserving Physical Evidence at the Scene of an Accident B-8

Subdivision C, Planning, First Aid and Work Conditions

437-007-0200 to 0245 PDF

Administrative Order 2-2005

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-0200 Site Planning and Implementation C-1
437-007-0205 Hazard Identification C-1
437-007-0210 Checking System C-2
437-007-0215 Working Alone C-3
437-007-0220 Medical Services and First Aid C-4
437-007-0225 Working Near Unstable Objects and Danger Trees C-7
437-007-0230 Power Lines Safeguards C-8
437-007-0235 Weather Conditions C-9
437-007-0240 Night Logging C-9
437-007-0245 Field Sanitation for Reforestation Activities C-9

Subdivision D, Personal Protective Equipment and Programs

437-007-0300 to 0350 PDF

Administrative Order-2-2010

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-0300 General Requirements D-1
437-007-0305 Head Protection D-1
437-007-0310 High-Visibility Color D-2
437-007-0315 Eye and Face Protection D-2
437-007-0320 Hand Protection D-2
437-007-0325 Leg Protection D-2
437-007-0330 Foot Protection D-3
437-007-0335 Hearing Protection D-3
437-007-0340 Personal Floatation Devices D-4
437-007-0345 Respiratory Protection D-4
437-007-0350 Respiratory Protection When Machines are Operated D-5

Subdivision E, Tools, Fire Extinguishers and Explosives

437-007-0400 to 0415 PDF

Administrative Order 5-2003

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-0400 Hand and Portable Power-Driven Tools E-1
437-007-0405 Chain Saws E-2
437-007-0410 Fire Extinguishers E-4
437-007-0415 Explosives and Blasting Agents E-5

Subdivision F, Roads, Flagging and Vehicles

437-007-0500 to 0580 PDF

Administrative Order 5-2003

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-0500 Roads F-1
437-007-0505 Bridges F-2
437-007-0510 Flagging F-2
437-007-0515 Signs F-3
437-007-0520 Vehicle General Requirements F-5
437-007-0525 Vehicle Warning Devices F-5
437-007-0530 Vehicle Windshields, Windows and Mirrors F-5
437-007-0535 Vehicle Passenger Compartments F-6
437-007-0540 Vehicle Brakes F-6
437-007-0545 Vehicle Exhaust Systems F-7
437-007-0550 Vehicle Guards and Controls F-7
437-007-0555 Vehicle Safety Chains F-8
437-007-0560 Vehicle Seat Belts F-8
437-007-0565 Vehicle Inspection, Maintenance and Repair F-9
437-007-0570 Vehicle Operation F-9
437-007-0575 Transportation of Personnel F-10
437-007-0580 Flammable and Combustible Liquids F-10

Subdivision G, Rigging and Rigging Practices

437-007-0600 to 0690 PDF

Administrative Order 3-2008

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-0600 Inspection and General Requirements for Rigging G-1
437-007-0605 Out-of-Service Requirements for Wire Rope G-1
437-007-0610 Line Cutting and Splicing G-2
437-007-0615 Pressed Eyes and End Fittings G-4
437-007-0620 Cable Clamps G-4
437-007-0625 Mollies G-5
437-007-0630 Connectors G-6
437-007-0635 Shackles G-6
437-007-0640 Metal Spar Guyline Safety Straps G-10
437-007-0645 Chokers and Straps G-11
437-007-0650 Guylines - General Requirements G-13
437-007-0655 Guylines - Tail Tree Guying G-14
437-007-0660 Intermediate Support Trees G-15
437-007-0665 Anchoring G-18
437-007-0670 Spiking and Releasing Spiked Guylines or Skylines G-22
437-007-0675 Selecting, Preparing and Rigging Trees G-23
437-007-0680 Blocks and Hanging Blocks G-24
437-007-0690 Metal Towers G-25

Subdivision H, Machines Used In Forest Activities

437-007-0700 to 0780 PDF or Word

Administrative Order 2-2014

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-0700 General Work Practices H-1
437-007-0705 General Machine Operator Requirements H-1
437-007-0710 General Machine Requirements H-3
437-007-0715 Attaching and Spooling Line (wire or synthetic rope) H-4
437-007-0720 Fairleads H-6
437-007-0725 Securing Machines H-6
437-007-0730 Loading Machines H-7
437-007-0735 Chippers H-7
437-007-0740 Machine Exhaust Systems H-7
437-007-0745 Windows and Windshields on Machines H-8
437-007-0750 Drum Brakes H-8
437-007-0755 Machine Travel Brakes H-8
437-007-0760 Outriggers H-9
437-007-0765 Hauling or Moving Machines H-9
437-007-0770 Protective Structures for Operators, General Requirements H-10
437-007-0775 Protective Structures for Operators, Machines Manufactured On Or After July 1, 2004 H-13
437-007-0780 Protective Structures for Operators, Machines Used On Or After July 1, 2014 H-17

Subdivision I, Cutting Trees, Pre-Commercial Thinning and Slashing

437-007-0800 to 0830 PDF

Administrative Order 5-2003

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-0800 General Requirements I-1
437-007-0805 Mechanical Falling I-3
437-007-0810 Manual Falling I-4
437-007-0815 Wedges I-7
437-007-0820 Bucking Trees/Logs I-7
437-007-0825 Tree Jacking I-8
437-007-0830 Tree Pulling I-9

Subdivision J, Yarding, Processing, Signaling and Communications

437-007-0900 to 0950 PDF

Administrative Order 2-2005

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-0900 General Landing Work Practices J-1
437-007-0905 Landings J-2
437-007-0910 Landing Logs J-3
437-007-0915 Log Decks J-4
437-007-0920 General Cable Yarding and Ground Skidding Work Practice J-4
437-007-0925 Cable Yarding Work Practices J-5
437-007-0927 Working Near Standing Tree Anchors, and Tail/Intermediate Support Trees J-6
437-007-0930 Grapple Yarding J-7
437-007-0935 Operation of Ground Skidding Machines and Vehicles J-8
437-007-0940 Signaling and Communications J-9
437-007-0945 Electrical Signal Systems J-10
437-007-0950 Voice Communication on Combined Signal/Voice Transmitters J-11

Subdivision K, Loading and Transportation of Logs / Wood Fiber

437-007-1000 to 1060 PDF

Administrative Order 5-2003

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-1000 General Requirements K-1
437-007-1005 Loading K-1
437-007-1010 Securing Logs for Transport K-3
437-007-1015 Binders and Wrappers K-4
437-007-1020 Log Truck General Requirements K-6
437-007-1025 Log Truck Safety Chains or Cables K-7
437-007-1030 Log Truck and Trailer Hitches (Couplings) K-8
437-007-1035 Log Truck and Trailer Brakes K-8
437-007-1040 Log Truck Trailer Reaches and Drawbars K-9
437-007-1045 Log Truck Trailers K-9
437-007-1050 Log Truck and Trailer Bunks and Stakes K-10
437-007-1055 Log Truck and Trailer Bunk Chains and Cables K-11
437-007-1060 Additional Requirements for Log Trucks Equipped With Self-Loaders K-12

Subdivision L, Log Dumps, Ponds and Yards

437-007-1100 to 1165 PDF

Administrative Order 2-2005

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-1100 General Work Practices L-1
437-007-1105 General Requirements for Log and Wood Fiber Unloading, Handling and Storage Areas L-2
437-007-1110 Wrappers Removal General L-3
437-007-1115 Barriers For Securing Log Loads L-3
437-007-1120 Removing Wrappers From Barrier Secured Loads L-4
437-007-1125 Removing Wrappers From Machine Secured Loads L-4
437-007-1130 Removing Center Wrappers From Unsecured Loads L-5
437-007-1135 Unloading Logs L-5
437-007-1140 Split Loads L-5
437-007-1145 Loading or Unloading Trailers L-6
437-007-1150 Trailer Hoists L-6
437-007-1155 Dry Land Log and Fiber Handling and Processing L-8
437-007-1160 Water Dumps, Log Ponds and Booms L-9
437-007-1165 Boats L-11

Subdivision M, Aircraft Used In Forest Activities

437-007-1200 to 1205 PDF

Administrative Order 5-2003

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-1200 Helicopter Operation M-1
437-007-1205 Aircraft Refueling/Maintenance Area M-3

Subdivision N, Fire Protection/Suppression and Prescribed Burning

437-007-1300 to 1345 PDF

Administrative Order 2-2005

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-1300 Purpose of Rules N-1
437-007-1303 Application of Rules N-1
437-007-1305 General Requirements N-2
437-007-1310 Personnel Assignments N-3
437-007-1315 Single Personnel Assignments N-3
437-007-1320 Personal Protective Equipment N-4
437-007-1325 Training N-5
437-007-1330 Equipment, Vehicles, and Machines, General Requirements N-7
437-007-1335 Vehicle Operation N-7
437-007-1340 Machine Operation N-8
437-007-1345 Helicopter Operations N-9

Subdivision O, Signaling Systems

437-007-1400 to 1405 PDF

Administrative Order 5-2003

Permit Application: Radio-Tone-Controlled Devices​

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-1400 Jerk Wire Whistle System O-1
437-007-1405 Radio Signal Systems O-1

Subdivision P Tree Climbing

437-007-1500 to 1535 PDF

Administrative Order 3-2008

Rule number Rule name   Page #  
437-007-1500 Tree Climbing General Requirements P-1
437-007-1505 Climbing Equipment General Requirements P-1
437-007-1510 Climbing Procedures General Requirements P-2
437-007-1515 Rigging Trees for Cable Logging Systems P-3
437-007-1520 Four Inch Tie-In Systems P-3
437-007-1525 Belayed (Snubbing) Climbing System P-4
437-007-1530 Three Point Climbing System P-4
437-007-1535 Storage and Transportation of Climbing Equipment General P-5

Appendices

PDF

Administrative Order 3-2008

Appendix number Rule name   Page #  
Appendix 7-A Standard Yarding System Whistle Signals App 1
Appendix 7-B Double Tree Intermediate Support System App-7
Appendix 7-C Basic Wildland Fire Safety Training App-9
Appendix 7-D Hoisting Personnel Up Metal Spars App-11
Appendix 7-E Rigging Wooden Spar Trees App-15
Appendix 7-F Radio Permits and Radio Signal Permit Area Map App-17
Appendix 7-G Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire App-21
Appendix 7-H A-Frames and V-Leads App-39
Appendix 7-I Guyline Positioning App-41
Appendix 7-J Standard Hand Signals App-53
Appendix 7-K Forest Activities Tree Climbing App-61
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