OSHA eTools

OSHA’s eTools are “stand-alone”, interactive, Web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics. They are highly illustrated and utilize graphical menus. OSHA’s eTools do not create new OSHA requirements.

Logging eTool

OSHA’s Logging eTool breaks logging into 2 categories (mechanical and manual operations) and provides expert assistance for businesses and workers seeking to comply with OSHA’s logging standard. Logging procedures are examined, OSHA regulations explained, and links are provided to the specific sections of the standard.

Logging eTool

Sawmill eTool

OSHA’s eTool is broken-down into 5 categories (Log Handling/Sorting/Storing, Dry Kilns, Log Breakdown, Plant-Wide Hazards, Lumber Storage) and provides expert assistance for businesses and workers seeking to comply with OSHA’s standards relating to sawmill operations.  Safety procedures are examined, OSHA regulations explained, and links are provided to the specific sections of the standard.

Sawmills eTool

Woodworking eTool

OSHA’s eTool is broken-down into 5 categories (Rough Mill, Assembly, Production, Packaging/Shipping, Finishing/Chemicals) and provides expert assistance for businesses and workers seeking to comply with OSHA’s standards relating to sawmill operations.  Safety procedures are examined, OSHA regulations explained, and links are provided to the specific sections of the standard.

Woodworking eTool

Noise and Hearing Conservation eTool

Wood products industries can be loud work atmospheres and could lead to noise-induced hearing loss. OSHA’s eTool provides expert assistance for businesses and workers seeking to comply with OSHA’s standards relating to noise and hearing conservation.  Safety procedures are examined, OSHA regulations explained, and links are provided to the specific sections of the standard.

Noise and Hearing Conservation eTool

Machine Guarding eTool

OSHA’s Machine Guarding eTool provides expert assistance for businesses and workers seeking to comply with OSHA’s standards relating to machine guarding.  This eTool addresses 3 general categories of machinery, one of which is saws. Hence this eTool is relevant to virtually all wood products industries.

Machine Guarding eTool

Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) eTool

Forklifts are used in many wood products industries. OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) eTool provides expert assistance for businesses and workers seeking to comply with OSHA’s standards relating to the safe operation of forklifts and other powered industrial trucks.  This eTool addresses the types of powered trucks; the basic operating rules and safe work; practices; how workplace conditions can affect safe operation; and operator training required by OSHA.

Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) eTool

Lockout/Tagout eTool

OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout eTool provides expert assistance for businesses and workers seeking to comply with OSHA’s lockout/tagout standards. This eTool explains the standard in a question/answer format. It also contains 5 abstracts with a detailed discussion of major issues. Lastly, 7 simulated lockout/tagout inspections are presented, and provide you the opportunity to apply what you learned.

Lockout/Tagout eTool

Eye & Face Protection eTool

Most wood products industries produce airborne sawdust and have other eye and face hazards. OSHA’s Eye & Face Protection eTool provides expert assistance for businesses and workers seeking to comply with OSHA’s standards relating to eye and face personal protective equipment (PPE).

Eye & Face Protection eTool