|Document ID (ISN)||106263|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
|Convention or series no.
||Bell J.L., Grushecky S.T.
||Evaluating the effectiveness of a logger safety training program
||2006, Vol.37, No.1, p.53-61. Illus. 17 ref.
||07-0337.pdf [in English]
||Logger safety training programmes are rarely, if ever, evaluated as to their effectiveness in reducing injuries. In this study, workers' compensation claim data were used to evaluate the effectiveness of a logger safety training programme in the State of West Virginia. No decline in claim rate was detected in the majority (67%) of companies that participated in all four years of the programme. Furthermore, their rate did not differ from the rest of the West Virginia logging industry. Companies with higher turnover of employees had higher claim rates. Companies using feller bunchers to harvest trees at least part of the time had a significantly lower claim rate than companies not using them. Companies that had more inspections per year had lower claim rates. It was concluded that high injury rates persist even in companies that receive safety training. Possible reasons are discussed.
||forestry and logging; West Virginia; safety training in industry; safety programmes
||USA; labour turnover; logging equipment; cost of accidents; programme evaluation; compensation of occupational accidents; labour inspection; injuries
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Forestry and logging