OSHA alliance to promote safety in forestry, logging, firefighting, and natural resource industries

OSHA alliance to promote safety in forestry, logging, firefighting, and natural resource industries

OSHA, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS)-Northern Division, and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE)-Northern Region have signed a two-year alliance to promote safe practices in Montana and North and South Dakota’s forestry, logging, firefighting, and natural resource industries.

The agreement will see Forest Service and OSHA officials share information, resources, and industry best working practices.

“This alliance will enhance the safety of natural resource field operations, as well as wildfire firefighting operations,” said OSHA’s Area Director Eric Brooks, in Bismarck, North Dakota.

The USFS and the Northern Region’s Local Lodges of the NFFE formalized a Memorandum of Understanding in August in which all the parties agreed to support the alliance.