To prevent injuries while felling trees:
- Loggers should attend the Kentucky Master Logger program for training and education regarding Occupational Safety and Health Administration logging standards and safety procedures.
- A “pre-job safety plan” should be developed for each job site and the plan should be reviewed prior to each day on the site.
- Proper notching and directional felling techniques should be utilized when felling trees.
- Develop a felling plan for each tree prior to felling that includes escape route, dead or hanging branches, vines, and nearby trees.
Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, "Victims Struck Out by Logging" (2006). Kentucky Haz Alerts--Tractors/Logging. 1.