Sawmills

Hazard and Solutions

  • Personal Protective Equipment. OSHA Publication 3151, (2004). Discusses the types of equipment most commonly used to protect the head, torso, arms, hands, and feet. Additional topics include requirements, hazard assessment, selection, and employee training.
  • Hand and Power Tools. OSHA Publication 3080, (Revised 2002). Presents to employees and employers a summary of the basic safety procedures and safeguards associated with hand and portable power tools.
  • Guidance for Hazard Determination. OSHA. Helps manufacturers and importers of chemicals identify chemical hazards for employees and downstream users as required by OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard. Useful to employers conducting hazard determinations to assure accuracy and completeness of information from suppliers.
  • Materials Handling and Storing. OSHA Publication 2236, (Revised 2002). Helps employers know and understand the potential hazards associated with the task at hand and how to control their workplaces to minimize the danger.
  • Process Safety Management. OSHA Publication 3132, (2000). Summarizes the OSHA final process safety management (PSM) standard.
Commonly used equipment in sawmill operations:
End Doweler - Guarded
End Doweler - Guarded
Conveyor Head Spool - Guarded
Conveyor Head Spool - Guarded
Exposed Electrical Wiring - 480 volt motor
Exposed Electrical Wiring - 480 volt motor
Plywood Conveyor/Rotating Shaft - Unguarded
Plywood Conveyor/Rotating Shaft - Unguarded
Belt and Pulley - Unguarded
Belt and Pulley - Unguarded