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Logging, Forestry – An Industry That Could Be Fatal
According to a 2018 report by Finder Canada, Logging & Forestry is currently the most dangerous industry to work in. The statement is backed up by statistics from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada, whose research for 2017 found over 1,300 work-related injuries and 13 fatalities throughout the sector.
While the numbers might seem small compared to industries such as Manufacturing, they are actually alarmingly high when considered against the total number of workers in Logging & Forestry. Only 48,100 people were employed in this sector in 2017, which means that almost 3% of them were injured or killed (vs 1.9% in Manufacturing).
The report also found that most accidents in Logging & Forestry resulted from the incorrect use of tools and machinery, from lack of adequate protective equipment, as well as from burns. As such, one way to make this industry a safer place in the future includes more thorough safety training for all employees and especially for those workers who are hired by small companies and operations.
Below, you will find a list of the most common jobs in Logging & Forestry, each with a selection of safety courses that are most likely to improve both your CV and your ability to avoid work-related injuries.
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The most dangerous industry to work in.
Work-related injuries and 13 fatalities throughout the sector.
Almost 3% of employed workers were injured or killed (vs 1.9% in Manufacturing).
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Courses Recommended for Logging, Forestry
Ontario employees should note that any construction-related work requires the regional “Working at Heights” (WAH) certification instead. Newfoundland and Labrador employees must undergo a minimum 2-day WorkplaceNL-approved “hands-on” training course.
Logging and forestry workers operate chainsaws as part of their routine duties, making it essential to undergo Chainsaw Safety training, as there are many high risks and highly likely hazards associated with the use of this machine. This chainsaw safety training course covers basic chainsaw knowledge, as well as safety information relating to a tree falling, tree trimming, and forestry.
Most work-related accidents in Logging & Forestry take place due to the improper use of equipment and machinery. This training program focuses on the importance of lockout-tagout procedures when working with dangerous equipment and power sources and teaches you how to apply these techniques to ensure machines are correctly turned off.
Foresters, rangers, and loggers are likely to come in contact with dangerous wildlife while working in bear country. This awareness course is designed to help you avoid such encounters when possible, as well as maintain your safety when an encounter becomes inevitable.
Some fires can be managed by employees with the help of protective equipment and fire extinguishers. This course teaches you how to identify different types of fire, how to choose the correct class of fire extinguisher, and how to use the latter during an emergency.
When working with and around lumber, fire hazards pose a significant risk for employees. This training program offers information that can help you prevent a fire, as well as safety guidelines you should follow to maintain your safety and that of your colleagues in case of an outbreak.
Every industry works with electricity, thus making arc flash a potentially deadly hazard. In order to keep work safe, workers in the Logging and Forestry industry should be aware of electrical hazards, including arc flash. This course targets workers with little or no electrical training, but who may be required to perform activities near electrical equipment.
As an employee in Logging & Forestry, using the appropriate personal protective equipment can be life-saving. This course focuses on different types of protective gear that should be made available to you in the workplace, as well as how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
In Logging & Forestry, cranes are used daily in order to load and transport high volumes of lumber. This course aims to improve your safety while working with or around cranes by teaching you about the different components of a crane, as well as mandatory safety standards and potential hazards resulting from human error.
Workers in Logging & Forestry often carry out tasks in remote areas with poor access to emergency services. This awareness course in first aid provides information about how you can help yourself or another injured person prior to the arrival of medical care professionals.
At every step in the logging and forestry process, from felling the tree to transporting it to the mill or yard, workers are subject to a variety of hazards from the environment, type of work, equipment, and physical and emotional strains. Still, many logging and forestry workers are not fully trained to approach their tasks with a risk-taking attitude. This course addresses safety practices that aim to familiarize workers with the most common hazards, how to identify them, as well as how to
Foresters, wildlife managers, rangers, and even loggers may be required to work alone for extended periods of time. This increases the risk of injury and can even lead to loss of life. The present course explains the dangers of working alone and provides several safety measures that can be used to decrease potential risks.
Heat is a work factor faced by many logging and forestry workers all over the world, and yet grossly neglected by many. This Heat Stress Prevention course includes information on environmental conditions that generate heat-related illnesses, potential health hazards associated with the latter, as well as prevention and response strategies.
How it works
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Instantly assign training programs to your workers through our platform.
When a worker pass an exam, you will immediately receive a certificate which you can download and print.
How eSafetyFirst Can Help Your Business
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Frequently Asked Questions
All our courses are compliant with OHS and the CSA Standards which the Worker Compensation Boards follow. However, there are some courses which also require the hands-on practice and evaluation, on top of the theoretical training and evaluation which is offered by the online training.
For these courses, we have included, in our training modules and in their respective resources section, an operator evaluation checklist which you can use to assist you with this hands-on practice and evaluation. This part of the training is done offline and has to be workplace specific and as such, it is not something that we are able to offer.
Once you finish with your checkout process, you will immediately be credited with the courses that you have purchased. You can then use the “Invite New Users” function or the “Group Training” option, depending on your preferred method of training, to assign the courses to your workers.
No. Each email used in the invitational process has to be unique for each person taking the course.
If your workers do not have an email address, you can use the invitation function for workers without an email address, by clicking “Yes” in the checkbox near the question “DO YOU HAVE WORKERS WITHOUT EMAIL ADDRESS?”. This will open a different invitation process that does not use email addresses for.
Yes. Please note that you do, however, have to log out after each session so the next worker can login using his personal details.
To log out from an account, you will have to click “My Account” from the top right corner of the website and once you are in your user control panel, click the “Log out” button.
Workers invited to take a course will have up to one year to complete their training so this should offer them plenty of time to do it.
Yes. When you pause a course, a bookmark will be left to that slide / module. You can later resume from there or chose to start from the beginning of the module.
If your workers are invited in an individual training system (they do the training from their own account), they will have unlimited exam attempts.
If your workers are participating in a group training, they will have one re-attempt per module. This is to prevent the entire group from waiting for certain individuals that are not paying attention to the training session.
Not at this moment. All our courses are online.