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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.
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) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Forestry and logging
Older workers