Safety Resources

Idaho Logging Safety – Idaho Division of Building Safety‍

The Logging Safety Program works in cooperation with the Idaho Industrial Commission and in concert with loggers and logging contractors throughout Idaho to promote safety and safety awareness. The program also provides essential safety training at the request of contractors. Program representatives are available to help loggers address a wide range of on-the-job safety issues with the goal of providing workable solutions in a timely manner. The Idaho State Logging Safety staff inspect logging operations for compliance with the Idaho Minimum Safety Standards for Logging and are available to advise contractors on ways to meet the state and OSHA logging safety requirements. Idaho’s Logging Safety Rules can be found here.

‍OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration

By many measures, logging is among the most dangerous occupations in the United States. This link provides information on OSHA’s rules regarding logging safety.

‍Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration‘s primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. Activities of the Administration contribute to ensuring safety in motor carrier operations through strong enforcement of safety regulations; targeting high-risk carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers; improving safety information systems and commercial motor vehicle technologies; strengthening commercial motor vehicle equipment and operating standards; and increasing safety awareness. To accomplish these activities, the Administration works with Federal, State, and local enforcement agencies, the motor carrier industry, labor safety interest groups, and others.

The National Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety

The National Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety (THATS) Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization administered by the Forest Resources Association. Established in 1991, the mission of the Foundation is “to promote, support, and serve as a catalyst for safe and professional work attitudes, practices, and conditions in timber harvesting and transportation.”