|Document ID (ISN)||43817|
|Convention or series no.
||FS Bulletin No.14
||Petterson B., Aminoff S., Gustafsson L., Lindstr÷m K.G., Sundstr÷m-Frisk C.
||Enhanced safety in forestry - a campaign of action for one branch of industry
||Forskningsstiftelsen Skogsarbeten, Drottninggatan 97, 113 60 Stockholm, Sweden, 1983. 79p. Illus. 43 ref.
||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.
||logging; safety programmes
||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
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Broad subject area(s)
||Forestry and logging