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First aid for mental health

As part of its ongoing commitment to safety, OneFortyOne (ONO) and its contractor partners in the OneSafeGroup are continuing their work improving safety across the region’s forestry industry, expanding their focus into mental health and wellbeing.  Source: Timberbiz OneFortyOne’s Emm
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Study finds 36% of forestry workers at risk of hearing loss

About 15% of noise-exposed workers in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (AFFH) sector experience hearing loss, according to a new NIOSH hearing loss study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Source: Insurance Journal While the 15% figure is below tha
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Modernising training units for a high-tech industry

When it comes to harvesting the timber, the process doesn’t centre around axes and saws. Forest harvesting operators use complex machinery to cut it into precise logs to use as much of the wood as possible. Source: Timberbiz “Forest harvesting operators work in high-risk environments
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Three wise men of Nelson leading safety

Three Nelson men are leading the way to improving safety in New Zealand forestry. Source: Stuff NZ Mechanised Cable Harvesting (MCH) which is run by Nelson locals Ross Wood, Hamish Matthews and Nathan Taylor, is the first in New Zealand to become a certified forestry contractor. Set u
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More news more often

More news, more often … that’s the promise as Daily Timber News moves into its twice-weekly timeslot (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from this week. This special industry-driven news outlet takes on a slightly different content coverage with special segments and opinion pieces pl
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Safety first for forestry team

KIPT has implemented a new safety system for its forestry services team. Source: Timberbiz Long-serving employees Stephen Connell (team manager) and Barry Budarick were joined for the day by the company’s newest employees Brian Stewart and Claire Lillington, at the company’s Kingscote
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Rolling out integrated GPS capability and enhanced field-friendliness

RoadEng, from Softree Technical Systems, is an easy to use forest engineering and design software which has recently been released as Version 8 offering some game-changing features for field-based forestry operations. Source: Timberbiz “Forestry has always been a ‘boots on the ground’
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More news more often

More news, more often … that’s the promise as Daily Timber News moves into its twice-weekly time slot (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from this week. This special industry-driven news outlet takes on a slightly different content coverage with special segments and opinion pieces p
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More news more often

More news, more often … that’s the promise when Daily Timber News moves into its twice-weekly timeslot (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from next week. This special industry-driven news outlet will take on a slightly different content coverage with special segments and opinion pie
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Indoor workers happier if enveloped in wood

It may come as no surprise that research funded by a timber lobby group has found wood finishes in offices make employees happier and more productive. Source: Australian Financial Review The Forest & Wood Products Australia-funded survey of 1000 indoor workers found those exposed
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