Dry Land Log and Fiber Handling and Processing
(1)Identification tags must not be applied or pulled unless logs are resting in a stationary place, such as bunks, cradles, skids, or sorting tables.
(2)When personnel are required to work on logs unloaded onto skids (bay logs), sufficient space must be maintained between the top of the skids (bay logs) and the ground or deck so logs will clear the prone body of a person.
(3)Logs placed onto skids (bay logs) for processing must be laid out so that the person bucking them has enough room to operate the chain saw safely. The diameter of the logs must be taken into consideration.
(4)Logs placed in bays or onto skids (bay logs) for processing or scaling must not be moved until the ground personnel have finished their tasks, or unless ground personnel request assistance to move a log to complete the task (i.e., extracting a pinched saw).
(5)Machines and ground personnel must not enter the swing radius of a machine without permission of the operator. The swing radius is determined by combining the working radius of the machine and the length of logs being handled.
(6)Ground personnel must not walk or work behind front-end loaders and forklift-type log handling machines without contacting the operator.
(7)Log handling machines must not carry logs over an active processing bay.
(8)Loads on forklift-type log handling machines must be transported as low as safely operable without obstructing visibility.
(9)The requirements of OAR 437, division 2/N, Materials Handling and Storage, apply to Overhead and Gantry Cranes used to unload, process and deck logs.
Rule 437-007-1155 — Dry Land Log and Fiber Handling and Processing,