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Wood Products

Overview

Highlights
  • Sawmills. OSHA eTool. An interactive web-based training tool on the hazards associated with working in sawmills. Provides information on topics such as lumber storage, log handling, and plant-wide hazards.
  • Woodworking. OSHA eTool. An interactive web-based training tool on the hazards associated with woodworking. Provides information on topics such as assembly, production, and shipping.
  • Logging. OSHA eTool. By many measures, logging is the most hazardous industry in the United States, particularly the activity of manual felling. This eTool outlines the required and recommended work practices that may reduce logging hazards.

The wood products industry includes some of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. The equipment poses numerous hazards, particularly when machines are used improperly or without proper safeguards. The wood products industry may be divided into the following sub-categories: Logging, Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills, Sawmills (Planing Mills), and Woodworking (wood shops, cabinet shops, prefabricated wood buildings/mobile homes).

Standards

Wood product hazards are addressed in OSHA standards for general industry.

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Hazard Recognition

Provides resources on injuries and illnesses in the wood products industry.

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Additional Resources

Provides links and references to additional resources related to the wood products industry.

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Highlights
  • Sawmills. OSHA eTool. An interactive web-based training tool on the hazards associated with working in sawmills. Provides information on topics such as lumber storage, log handling, and plant-wide hazards.
  • Woodworking. OSHA eTool. An interactive web-based training tool on the hazards associated with woodworking. Provides information on topics such as assembly, production, and shipping.
  • Logging. OSHA eTool. By many measures, logging is the most hazardous industry in the United States, particularly the activity of manual felling. This eTool outlines the required and recommended work practices that may reduce logging hazards.