Forestry & Logging
The Northeast and Appalachian forests provide livelihoods for thousands of logging industry workers. Nearly one in nine U.S. logging jobs is located in our service region producing nearly $13 billion in gross domestic product—from lumber, paper, and cardboard, to pulpwood and biomass for fuel.
The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher
Before a big haul is trucked out of the woods, a tremendous amount of skill and hard work done by hand and with sophisticated large machinery takes place. Workers often endure extremes—sub-zero cold, long shifts that might start in the middle of the night, far commutes into the depths of remote forest, and potential risk to one’s health and safety. Nationwide, loggers are killed on the job at a rate 28 times that of the average worker, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Logging workers also suffer from higher rates of injury, hearing loss, musculoskeletal disorders and chronic illness than those in other industries.
Forestry News & Media
Grain Bin Safety Week – February 19-25, 2023
When someone becomes helplessly engulfed in grain, rural firefighters are often the first and only line of defense. Unfortunately, many departments lack the specialized techniques
Farm-related deaths down in New York state
The rate of farm-related fatalities in New York may be gradually decreasing, according to the New York State Agricultural Fatality Report: 2019-2021, released by the
Be safe. Be seen in hi-vis vests.
As things get busy this spring, staying safe around farm equipment is an important topic to discuss with employees, new or experienced. Actions, however, can
Study on sleep & health in commercial fishing gets featured by Alaska broadcaster
Northeast Center Director Julie Sorensen interviews with KFSK media in Petersburg, AK on the subject of sleep and health in the fishing industry during a
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