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An approach to health and safety in E.U. forestry operations – Hazards and preventive measures

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  • José Miquel Cabeças

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    (IET, Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon)

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Forestry in general and logging in particular continue to be among the three most hazardous sectors in European countries. The aim of this article is to characterize health and safety problems and solutions in E.U. forestry operations, and particularly in Portuguese operations. Forest types, production, employment and ownership are used to characterize the forest sector. Forestry accidents and health problems data are mentioned. Typical hazards associated to the nature of logging operations are systematized. Preventive measures, focused on a wide spectrum of measures, making safety considerations an integral feature of all operational activities from planning to organization to execution and supervision of work are emphasized in this article.

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Article provided by Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET/CESNOVA-Research on Enterprise and Work Innovation, Faculty of Science and Technology in its journal Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies.

Volume (Year): 3 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (November)
Pages: 13-34

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Handle: RePEc:ieu:journl:v:3:y:2007:i:3:p:13-34

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