Highlights of the Logger Training and Qualification Requirements
|Proper training gives loggers the skills to
perform their work efficiently and safely.
Employers involved in logging are required to assure that their employees are able to safely
perform their assigned tasks. When loggers are trained to work safely, through the requirements
of this section, they should be able to anticipate and avoid injury from the job related hazards
they may encounter.
Who is required to be trained and when?
[29 CFR 1910.266(i)(1)
What must be included in the required training? [29 CFR 1910.266(i)(3)]
- Training must be given without cost to all employees, including supervisors, prior to
their initial assignment, and when assigned new work tasks, tools, equipment, machines or
vehicles. Training is also required when employees utilize unsafe work practices. New
employees who have had prior training from previous jobs are not required to be retrained
if the employer has determined that the employee has been adequately trained.
How must the training be conducted?
- Specific work procedures, practices and requirements of the work site, including the
recognition, prevention, and control of general safety and health hazards associated with
- The requirements of the OSHA Logging standard, Bloodborne
Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030(g)(2)(i)),
First Aid, and CPR training. [29 CFR 1910.266(i)(7)]
- How to safely perform assigned work tasks, including the specific safety and health
hazards associated with each task and the measures and work practices which will be used
to control those hazards.
- How to safely use, operate, and maintain tools, machines and vehicles which the employee
will be required to utilize in completing the assigned requirements. Emphasis must
be placed on the manufacturer's recommended operating and maintenance instructions.
Is on-the-job training and refresher training also required?
- All training must be conducted by a knowledgeable designated person.
[29 CFR 1910.266(i)(8)]
- All required training must be presented in a manner that the employee can understand and
all training materials used must be appropriate in content and vocabulary to the
educational level, literacy and language skills of the employees being trained.
[29 CFR 1910.266(i)(9)]
Are training records required?
- Employees requiring training must work under the close supervision of a designated
person until they demonstrate the ability to safely perform their duties.
[29 CFR 1910.266(i)(6)]
- Each employee must attend a safety and health meeting at least monthly to remind them of
the hazards and safety considerations of their jobs. [29 CFR 1910.266(i)(11)]
- A written training certification record must be maintained by the employer and contain
at least: the name or other identity of the employees trained, the date(s) of the
training, the signature of the employer or the person(s) who conducted the training or the
employer, and the date the employer determined that the training given prior to hiring the
employee was adequate. [29 CFR 1910.266(i)(10)]