other worker safety recommendations can you add to this list?
Here are five worker safety recommendations:
- Suspect dangerous
only be retained during harvesting operations if they are one of the following:
- Assessed as safe
for the given level of disturbance (e.g., the work operation which is about to
- Located along the block boundary and are leaning away from or cannot reach the
- Surrounded by a live tree buffer of sufficient size and width such
that no standing dead trees or any part thereof will reach the work area
- The safest way to retain
suspect trees in any
silvicultural system application is to locate them within a wildlife tree patch,
thereby buffering the work area.
- Standing dead tree
height and size of the adjacent green timber will determine the shape and width
of the green tree safety buffer (called a no-work zone) that may be required to
protect workers during harvesting activities (see Figure
- No worker shall
enter a no-work zone (the safety buffer area surrounding a designated wildlife
tree) except to remove other specific hazards that can reach the work area.
will these factors influence the planning and designing of patches?
factors such as slope, wind exposure, type of harvesting and yarding equipment,
and the desired silvicultural system must also be considered when planning and
designing wildlife tree patches that can function as safe buffer areas around
standing dead trees.
When individual trees (including vets, seed trees,
residuals and advance regeneration) are retained in the block where cable
yarding is used, caution must be observed that these not interfere with the
mainline or haulback.