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Forest Operations

This page is a location for forest operations information. From a glossary of forestry terms to required and recommended work practices outlined by Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), this page can connect you with answers to many forest operations questions. If there is information that should be included, we want to hear about it.

  • Glossary of Logging, Forest Engineering and Associated Forestry Terms:

    This glossary is based on prior glossaries defining woods words, cable logging, and forest engineering terms. The mastery of terminology and jargon is one of the most valuable initial steps that can be taken by a novice to an area of study. Included here are words associated with logging, transportation, forest engineering and silviculture.
  • The Logging eTool (OSHA):

    Logging is the most hazardous industry in the United States, particularly the activity of manual felling. This Advisor outlines the required and recommended work practices that can reduce logging hazards.

    * Washington established a federally accepted occupational safety program called the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA). It is independent of the Department of Labor's OSHA program, but the Logging eTool site is still very informational.



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