Forest Industry Safety & Training Alliance, Inc.

Logging Safety, Technology, Resource

Protection and Utilization

DOT Compliance | Wilderness Rescue | Tire Maintenance & Safety | Insight on OSHA/Safety Refresher | First Aid & CPR | Chainsaw Safety Refresher | Chemical Spills on Logging Operations | Maximizing Hardwood Grade | Mechanized Training Hydraulic Oils | Safe Hydraulics | Hydraulic Clinic | Harvester Bar & Chain Clinic

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These courses expose the Logging and Forestry professional to safety standards regarding logging equipment, trucking, chainsaw operation
and record keeping. SFI Objectives 9, 14, 16, and 20 are targeted in these courses.

 

DOT Compliance

Tom Senecal of GT Associates provides instruction on load securement, hours of service, drug and alcohol testing, driver qualification files, and time sheet and log book requirements.

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Mechanized Training

Workshops are equipment and topic-specific. Equipment dealers will host mechanized training. Training will focus on new technology, troubleshooting and equipment maintenance.

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Hydraulic Oils

Learn more about proper hydraulic abd lubricating oils for the newer, high-performance equipment. Speakers are from Halron Lubricants.

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Wilderness Rescue

Join Dan Schwabe of CPR, Etc. to experience realistic injuries and extraction techniques for the northern logging crew. With 30+ years of experience, there isn't much that Dan hasn't seen.

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First Aid & CPR

heartQuest instructors provide initial certification and re-certification classes; an OSHA requirement for loggers.

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Chainsaw Safety Refresher

Covers topics such as personal protective equipment (PPE), proper body mechanics, chainsaw maintenance, and tools to aid with safe tree felling. Instuctor will demonstrate safe tree felling, limbing, buckingand topping.

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Tire Maintenance & Safety

This workshop will cover OSHA regulations, proper mounting procedures, zipper rupture, proper tire repair and discussion on the causes of irregular wear. Good information for truck owners, drivers and truck maintenance personnel

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Maximizing Hardwood Grade

Topics include proper bucking, principles of log scaling and grading, identifing defects and specialty products. Jim Dougovito teaches us how to cut for grade and increase profits. This class may also include a field session, please dress accordingly.

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Safe Hydraulics

Improve safety, reduce downtime and increase production through proper installation and preventative maintenance procudures. The Safe Hydraulics course will cover the following topics: hydraulic hose safety, periodic inspections, troubleshooting, hose and coupling selection, proper hose assembly and installation. This course is ideal for anyone in the timber profession as hydraulics forms an integral part of all forestry careers.

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Harvester Bar and Chain Clinic

Clinic covers how to safely maintain your cutting systems bar, chain and sprocket to reduce chances of injury and extend the life of cutting system. Items discussed include how to repair chains, sharpening chains with hand held grinders and automatic grinders and bar maintenance including bar straightening with power straightner

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Hydraulic Hose Fitting Safety & Maintenance Clininc

Clinic covershow to safely make and maintain hydraulic hoses and fittings to reduce the chances of injury. Items discussed include: thread identification, proper hose application, hose cutting and assembly, hose cleaning, guarding options and items to make the process safer and easier.

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Insight on OSHA/Safety Refresher

This course will cover key issues for logger safety and OSHA compliance and focus on basic OSHA rules, vehicle requirements. FISTA will talk about chainsaw/equipment safety and maintenance concerns.

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Registration Form | Schedule Calendar | Schedule PDF