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Document ID (ISN)43817
CIS number 85-801
Year 1983
Convention or series no. FS Bulletin No.14
Author(s) Petterson B., Aminoff S., Gustafsson L., Lindstr÷m K.G., Sundstr÷m-Frisk C.
Title Enhanced safety in forestry - a campaign of action for one branch of industry
Bibliographic information Forskningsstiftelsen Skogsarbeten, Drottninggatan 97, 113 60 Stockholm, Sweden, 1983. 79p. Illus. 43 ref.
Abstract Report on a pilot project whose purpose was to increase safety in the Swedish forestry industry by changing several working factors: improved production technology (better tools for felling and freeing of lodged trees, better chain saws, improved work organisation, better training, safer cable cranes); provision of better and more comfortable protective clothing and equipment; the provision of emergency radio transmitters for lone workers; the replacement of piecework wages by flat monthly salaries (with a possible productivity bonus); improved safety in small-scale forestry; near-accident reporting. During the period of the study (1976-1980) there was a large reduction in the number and severity of accidents. The project is assessed, conclusions and recommendations are given.
Descriptors (primary) logging; safety programmes
Descriptors (secondary) radio communications; protective clothing; small enterprises; Sweden; work organization; safety training in industry; logging equipment; chain saws; work in isolation; winches; safety and productivity; payment by results
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Forestry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Forestry and logging
Safety programmes