COLUMBUS, OH – Reducing hazards and enhancing safety and health in Ohio’s logging industry are the goals of a new alliance formed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with the Ohio Forestry Assn., the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the state’s onsite consultation agency.

“This alliance seeks to reach employees and employers at all levels in the area’s logging industry, and provide them with the knowledge and ability to anticipate, identify and eliminate work-related hazards,” said Deborah Zubaty, OSHA’s area director in Columbus.

The alliance partners will work together to develop and deliver safety and health training and education programs such as master logging certification and chainsaw safety training for companies and their employees working in the state’s forestry-related industries.

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