SHARP has issued two new hazard briefs and one new injury report relevant to the logging industry. The hazard briefs provide tips regarding skyline hung through standing timber and unstable logs on loads. The injury report describes a fatal incident in which a timber faller was struck by a maple top.
Washington State L&I Safety and Health Assessment Research for Prevention (SHARP) program has released a new logging hazard brief highlighting unnecessary hazards that can be introduced during road building. Full details are available from the L&I website.
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has released a new bulletin profiling the hazards associated when handling metal tanks and cylinders at scrap metal yards and recycling centers. Pressurized tanks can explode and/or cause fires if punctured, while both pressurized and non-pressurized tanks can release toxic substances. For prevention tips, see the L&I Bulletin.
Washington State L&I has newly established a Crane Safety Stakeholders Group. The initial kick-off meeting will be July 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the L&I Tukwila office.
L&I’s Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program has posted a new evaluation of a logging injury that occurred in September 2016. The narrative is located here: SHARP
“In August of 2016, the 55-year-old driver of a grain truck died when his truck’s brakes were unable to slow the truck and it left the road and crashed into a building.” The narrative is found at the L&I website: FACE Narrative