Mechanical Operations » Machine Operators
Because they are normally enclosed in the cab of their machine, operators are at less risk than manual loggers. However, the basic requirements for training and personal protective equipment and other hand tools are still applicable. See the Logger section for a description of these requirements.
- Required Training and Qualification for Loggers
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Chain Saw
- Other Hand Tools and Equipment
Although there are no specific OSHA requirements, ergonomic stress to body joints is a hazard for machine operators. Shoulder, arm, and wrist injuries, such as carpel tunnel syndrome, are a major cause of lost-work-day injuries for these workers.
- Logging Operations. OSHA Federal Register Final Rules 60:47022-47037 (September 8, 1995). Amends the logging operations standard. [See Paragraph (f)(2)(iv) -- Machine Operation on Slopes.]
- Logging Operations, Inspection Procedures and Interpretive Guidance. OSHA Directive CPL 02-01-019 [CPL 2-1.19], (March 17, 1995). [See General Inspection Procedures -- 11. Machine Operation.]