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Forest activities applies to forestry, logging, and support activities. Oregon OSHA’s Division 7 forest activity rules cover the safety and health requirements for all forest activity work, including:

  • Applying chemicals
  • Chipping
  • Clearing and slash disposal
  • Constructing, maintaining, and decommissioning forest roads
  • Log dumps, ponds, log yards, and sort yards
  • Log hauling
  • Marking
  • Prescribed fire burning
  • Pulpwood and non-pulpwood logging
  • Reforestation and vegetation management
  • Stream restoration
  • Timber cutting and thinning operations
  • Timber cruising
  • Tree climbing activities
  • Wildland fire suppression

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  • Grant program
    • Protéjase de los pesticidas
       Protect Yourself from Pesticides
      Esta guía es su herramienta para enseñarles a los trabajadores forestales y a sus familias sobre los peligros de trabajar con pesticidas. La información ha sido diseñada para los trabajadores en Oregon, pero es útil, en su mayoría, para todos los trabajadores forestales del país.
      Workbook  Spanish  04/01/2019
    • Protect Yourself from Pesticides
      Chemical Safety for Forest workers in Southern Oregon that address preventing exposure to pesticides and gasoline. Developed through a grant by Northwest Forest Workers Center.
      Workbook  English  04/01/2019
    • How to prevent musculoskeletal injuries
      This guide is your tool for teaching forest workers and their families about the risk of developing musculoskeletal injuries from forest work, and at the same time, teach them about the actions that the worker can take to prevent them. The training is provided in English and Spanish.
      Training program  English  12/30/2019
    • Glossary of Forestry Services: with Motivation for Understanding
       Glosario de servicios forestales: con motivación para la comprensión
      Este glosario de actividades, tareas, herramientas y riesgos del servicio forestal une la terminología del inglés y español. También proporciona una descripción de las metas más grandes del manejo de los bosques para que el trabajo se lleve a cabo. This glossary of forestry services activities, work tasks, tools and hazards links English and Spanish terms. It also provides a description of the larger forest management goals for which the work is undertaken.
      Training program  Spanish and English  09/15/2016
    • Como evitar enfermedades osteomusculares
       How to prevent musculoskeletal injuries
      Esta guía es su herramienta para enseñarles a los trabajadores forestales y a sus familias sobre el peligro de desarrollar enfermedades osteomusculares en el trabajo forestal, y de igual forma, enseñarles sobre las acciones que el trabajador puede tomar para evitarlas.
      Training program  Spanish  12/30/2019
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    • Pesticides in Forestry, A Workers’ Guide to Safe Practices
      Available in English and Spanish languages. EPA Approved training video for training forestry workers about pesticides and the Worker Protection Standard (WPS). This video satisfies the pesticide safety training requirement for workers under the revised WPS effective January 1, 2016.
      Length: Spanish