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​The commercial interest in and use of UAV’s (drones) in forestry and wildlife management is growing. Like any new technology the workplace safety implications of these devices include some unknowns. The publication on the link outlines some of the operational and safety issues in commercial use in construction. The points in the article may help UAV users develop safety program components for controlling UAV safety hazards.


Mathew Smidt
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General timber harvesting and logging; logger training and education; logging safety; timber harvesting best management practices for water quality; logging impacts on soil; logging impacts on aesthetics; hardwood log grading.


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