Forestry And Logging

Forestry & Logging - DEKRA

Practical solutions for real-world risks

Work in the logging industry is physically demanding, involving strenuous activities over rough terrain in remote locations, often with little or no supervision.

  • With a fatality rate of 73.7 per 100,000 workers, serious injuries in the logging industry are one of the highest on record.
  • In 2013, more logging workers perished on the job than police, fire, and construction workers combined.
  • Half of all nonfatal forestry injuries are caused by incidents that may have the potential to cause serious injury, such as falls or being struck by limbs.

In addition to the extreme risks in the field, logging industry workers also face exposure in mills and on roads. We help you devise strategies and build cultural attributes that drive exposure reduction and ensure workers have the support they need to work safely.

Your partner for sustainable safety

The boom or bust production cycle in the forestry and logging industry poses unique challenges for safety improvement. Leaders need to find ways to maintain safe operations and encourage the right behaviors during good times and bad. We work with industry leaders to:

Target Critical Exposures

Hand injuries, overexertion, contact with machinery, and burning hazards are leading causes of mill incidents. We work with your leaders to design an exposure-targeted process that builds a confident and collaborative workforce capable of identifying, understanding, and eliminating risk.

Build Injury-Free Cultures

The best and safest organizations create cultures that work together, interact openly and honestly, and build reciprocal lines of communication between the front lines and management at all levels.

Leverage Critical Safety Information

We analyze data to identify critical issues and provide insight into your current performance, targeting areas for improvement and developing a comprehensive safety plan that addresses the specific risks your people face.

Prevent Fatal Injuries

Worker contact with felled trees and falling limbs accounts for the majority of logging fatalities. But non-roadway exposures caused by tractors and skidders also pose considerable risk. Our groundbreaking research into fatality prevention means you get expert advice on the latest strategies for eliminating high-risk exposure.

Manage a Dispersed Workforce

Maintaining consistent performance across workgroups spread over thousands of miles, often working in inclement conditions with limited oversight, is challenging. We help you achieve operational reliability and employee engagement no matter how deep in the woods your employees are.

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