Hi-tech shirt for forestry workers [ForestSAFETY]

A shirt with built-in sensors could help reduce fatalities in New Zealand’s forestry industry. Researchers at the University of Waikato are developing a hi-tech way to keep forestry workers safe on the job, with a ‘smart shirt’ the leading contender. Using sensors on the front of the shirt to monitor heart-rate variability and others on the back to measure perspiration, …

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Forestry people embrace safety technology

An upcoming national safety conference in August features positive evidence that forest contractors and managers have really embraced new safety applications. The early adopters have proven the new systems are vital to embedding safety in their daily work practices on the forest floor. Close to 200 forest companies are registered to become certified contractors under a nationwide safety system for …

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Workplace safety gets top billing in forests

In August, a major national forest safety conference – Forest Safety & Technology 2018 – will show how well forest workers have embraced new techniques for integrated workplace safety. “The engagement with loggers and tree-planters by Fiona Ewing’s team at the Forest Industry Safety Council (FISC) has been outstanding,” says Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) spokesman, Gordon Thomson. “In planning …

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Safety conference showcasing forest floor successes

A national forest safety conference in August will bring the latest practical solutions to the table for all contractors and forest managers to hear about and learn from. Following the challenges that this industry faced in 2013, it has responded with passion and commitment to new ways to embed safety culture into everyone’s mindset on the job. Also, over the …

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Early-Bird Discount Ends Friday 29 Jun 2018

A major national conference on forest safety practices is set to showcase how our forestry leaders have delivered both safety and productivity benefits for people across a range of workplaces. “Some of our most inspiring forestry leaders have developed safety improvements in both crew culture and harvesting technologies,” says Forest Industry Engineering Association spokesman, Gordon Thomson. “We’re delighted to have …

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Safety conference highlight: Forestry workplace culture and technology brings results

A major national conference on forest safety practices is set to showcase how forestry leaders have brought about practical benefits to logging and forestry workplaces through changes in culture and technology. “Some of our leading forest contractors and companies have developed safety improvements in both technologies and culture in the workplace to reduce harm on the forest floor,” says Forest …

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Safety in remote locations

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers (KIPT) has implemented a new safety system for its forestry services team. Long-serving employees Stephen Connell, team manager, and Barry Budarick attended the safety training day at the company’s Kingscote office. Joining them were the company’s newest employees Brian Stewart and Claire Lillington. KIPT director of operations Graham Holdaway conducted the training with safety manager Allie …