August 31, 2007
February 15, 2011
OSHA, Georgia Tech Research Institute's Occupational Safety and Health Division Consultation Program (GTRI) and the Southeastern Wood Producer's Association (SWPA) formed an Alliance to provide members and others in the logging industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to struck-by hazards, amputations and overhead power lines.
Implementation Team Membership
Members consist of OSHA, GTRI and SWPA
University of South Florida Onsite Consultation Program
March 30, 2012, through February 28, 2013
During this period, the Alliance implementation meetings were properly conducted by telephone, as well as in person during outreach events.
Training and Education
Since implementing this agreement OSHA representatives in Georgia have participated in the Continuing Logger Education (CLE) courses conducted by the SWPA, as well as the Master Timber Harvester Program.
The Master Timber Harvester (MTH) Program is administered by the Georgia Forestry Commission, as a logger education program through the University of Georgia's Center for Forest Business. The program's objective is to foster improvements in the professionalism of wood producers by focusing on the environment, business and safety. To learn more about the MTH Program visit the following Web site - http://ga-mth.forestry.uga.edu/h/intro.html.
Below is a list of the courses supported by OSHA and the SWPA Alliance group in Georgia:
Outreach and Communication
Refer to the above information
Report Prepared by: Thomas Bosley, Regional Alliance Coordinator
For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's website.Back to Top
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