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.

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Published in Haz Alerts, v. 4, issue 4.