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Logging safety in forest management educationAuthor(s): David Elton Fosbroke; John R. Myers
Source: In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Fosbroke, Sandra L. C., ed. Proceedings, 10th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 1995 March 5-8; Morgantown, WV.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-197. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 442-453
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionForest management degree programs prepare students for careers in forestry by teaching a combination of biological sciences (e.g., silvics and genetics) and business management (e.g., forest policy and timber valuation). During a 4-year degree program, students learn the impact of interest rates, equipment costs, and environmental policies on forest management and silvicultural decisions. However, little consideration is given to worker safety and health and its impact on forest management. This paper illustrates the ethical and economic importance of logging safety to forest managers and advocates incorporating safety issues into existing forestry courses. An appendix provides examples of safety and health information that can be integrated into forest policy and forest economics courses.
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CitationFosbroke, David Elton; Myers, John R. 1995. Logging safety in forest management education. In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Fosbroke, Sandra L. C., ed. Proceedings, 10th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 1995 March 5-8; Morgantown, WV.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-197. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 442-453
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