Safety Standards—Logging Operations

Last Updated: 12/20/11

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WAC Description
Administrative

296-54-501

Scope and application.

296-54-503

Variance.

296-54-505

Definitions.

296-54-507

Employer's responsibilities.

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Employee's responsibility.

Personal Protective Equipment

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Personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Head protection.

296-54-51120

Eye and face protection.

296-54-51130

Hearing protection.

296-54-51140

Hand protection.

296-54-51150

Respiratory protection.

296-54-51160

Leg protection.

296-54-51170

Foot protection.

296-54-51190

Highly visible clothing.

Safety and Health Programs / First Aid / Lockout/Tagout

296-54-513

Arrangement of work areas and emergency contact.

296-54-515

Accident prevention program.

296-54-51510

Safety and health meetings.

296-54-51520

First-aid training.

296-54-51530

First-aid kits.

296-54-517

Lockout/tagout procedures.

296-54-519

Miscellaneous requirements.

Vehicles, Power Lines and Roads

296-54-521

Motor vehicles.

296-54-523

Inspection and repair of equipment and vehicles.

296-54-527

Seat belts.

296-54-529

Overhead electrical lines clearance.

296-54-531

Truck roads.

296-54-533

Road pioneering and earthwork.

Powered Tools and Chain Saws

296-54-535

Hand and portable powered tools.

296-54-537

Chain saws.

Falling and Bucking

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Falling and bucking—General.

296-54-53910

Falling and bucking—Falling.

296-54-53920

Falling and bucking—Bucking.

296-54-53930

Falling and bucking—Danger trees.

296-54-53940

Falling and bucking—Springboards and tree jacking.

Tree Pulling, Mechanized Falling, Climbing Equipment

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Tree pulling.

296-54-543

Mechanized falling.

296-54-545

Climbing equipment and passline.

Rigging

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Rigging—General.

296-54-54710

Rigging—Inspection.

296-54-54720

Rigging—Molles.

296-54-54730

Rigging—Shackles.

296-54-54740

Rigging—Straps.

296-54-54750

Rigging—Blocks.

296-54-54760

Rigging—Hanging blocks.

296-54-54770

Chokers and butt rigging.

Spars

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Selecting spar, tail and intermediate support trees.

296-54-551

Raising and lowering portable spars or towers.

296-54-553

Metal spars.

296-54-555

Metal spar guyline safety straps.

Wire Rope

296-54-557

Wire rope.

296-54-55710

Wire rope—Cutting.

296-54-55720

Wire rope—Splicing.

296-54-55730

Wire rope—Attaching end fastenings.

Guylines, tail/Lift trees and Anchors

296-54-561

Guylines.

296-54-563

Guying tail/lift trees.

296-54-565

Intermediate support trees.

296-54-567

Rigging skylines.

296-54-569

Anchoring.

296-54-571

Releasing spiked guylines and spiked skylines from anchors.

Logging Machines

296-54-573

Logging machines—General.

296-54-57310

Logging machines—Chipping in woods locations.

296-54-57315

Logging machines—Exhaust pipes.

296-54-57320

Logging machines—Glass.

296-54-57325

Logging machines—Brakes.

296-54-57330

Logging machines—Outriggers.

296-54-57335

Logging machines—Hydraulics.

296-54-57340

Logging machines—A-frames.

296-54-57345

Logging machines—Moving.

296-54-57350

Logging machines—Tractors and skidders.

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Logging machines—Protective structures for operators.

Yarding, Skidding and Landing

296-54-575

Landing area.

296-54-577

Yarding, skidding, landing.

296-54-579

Log decks.

Helicopter Logging

296-54-581

Helicopter logging—General.

296-54-58110

Helicopter logging—Landing.

296-54-58120

Helicopter logging—Yarding.

296-54-58130

Helicopter logging—Fueling area.

Loading Logs and Self-Loaders

296-54-583

Loading logs.

296-54-584

Tongs, hooks, grapples.

296-54-585

Cross-haul systems.

296-54-587

Self-loading log trucks.

Transportation of Logs and Stationary Trailer Loaders

296-54-589

Log trucks—General.

296-54-58910

Log trucks—Brakes.

296-54-58920

Log trucks—Trailer hitches and safety chains.

296-54-58930

Log trucks—Reaches and bunks.

296-54-58940

Log trucks—Stakes, stake extensions and chock blocks.

296-54-58950

Log trucks—Wrappers and binders.

296-54-58960

Log trucks—Miscellaneous requirements.

296-54-58970

Log trucks—Steered trailers.

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Stationary log truck trailer loading.

Log Unloading, Booms, and Rafting Grounds

296-54-593

Log unloading, booms, and rafting grounds—Storage and sorting areas—General.

296-54-59310

Log unloading, booms, and rafting grounds—Water dumps.

296-54-59320

Log unloading, booms, and rafting ground—Boom and rafting grounds.

296-54-59330

Log unloading, booms, and rafting grounds—Boats and mechanical devices on waters.

296-54-59340

Log unloading, booms, and rafting grounds—Dry land sorting and storage.

Transpoting Crews

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Transporting crews.

296-54-59510

Speeders used to transport crews.

296-54-59520

Trailers used to transport crews.

Railroads

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Railroads.

296-54-59710

Railroad construction and maintenance.

296-54-59720

Railroad operations.

296-54-59730

Railroad maintenance—Loading or unloading.

Signaling

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Signals and signal systems.

296-54-603

Electric signal systems.

296-54-604

Radio signaling permits.

296-54-605

Radio systems used for voice communication, activation of audible signals, or control of equipment.

296-54-607

Radio signal systems—Specifications and test procedures.

Wood Spar Trees

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Wood spar trees.

296-54-70110

Wood spar trees—Guylines.

296-54-70120

Wood spar trees—Passlines.

296-54-70130

Wood spar trees—Straps.

Maintenance Shops and Labor Camps

296-54-705

Truck and equipment maintenance shops.

296-54-707

Labor camps.

Appendices

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Appendix 1—Signals.

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Appendix 2—Sample minimum lockout/tagout procedure.

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Appendix 3—Industry consensus standards.

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Appendix 4—Various types of cable logging systems.

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Appendix 5—Wooden tree yarding and loading systems.

 

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