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Document ID (ISN)101669
CIS number 03-697
ISBN(s) 92-2-100975-0 (En)
Year 1968
Convention or series no.
Title Guide to safety and health in forestry work
Original title Guide pour la sécurité et l'hygiène dans les travaux forestiers [in French]
Guía de seguridad et higiene en los trabajos forestales [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 4th reprint, 1979. xii, 223p. Illus. Index.
Internet access 03-0697en.pdf [in English]
03-0697fr.pdf [in French]
03-0697es.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract This guide on safety and health in forestry work provides practical guidance on the risks involved in various forestry operations. It is subdivided into four parts. Part 1 covers specific aspects concerning the forestry workers and their environment (physiology of heavy work; nutritional requirements; rest periods and leave; workers needing special protection; climate and weather; plants, animals, insects, infections). Part 2 defines risks and protection measures for tools, equipment, machines and materials used for forestry work. Part 3 gives advice on organization and techniques of main activities. Part 4 develops various issues which should be integrated in an active programme of occupational safety and health. In appendix: sample accident report form.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; forestry and logging; plant safety and health organization; logging and forestry operations; ILO
Descriptors (secondary) signalling and communications; safety guides; dangerous substances; explosives; welfare facilities; older workers; log haulage; energy expenditure; legal aspects; electricity; insects; poisonous plants; infectious diseases; circular saws; land clearing; tree felling; cutting into lengths; timber floating; chain saws; transport; tractors; garages; ladders; handling and stacking; lifting equipment; ropes; hand tools; first aid; personal protective equipment; women; accident investigation; compensation of occupational accidents; labour inspection; medical supervision; thermal environment; fettling; safety and health committees; responsibilities; safety and health training; climate
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Forestry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Forestry and logging
Older workers
Bacterial and parasitic diseases