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Comparative Approaches to Health and Safety in Forestry Operations in Scotland and Finland

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Title: Comparative Approaches to Health and Safety in Forestry Operations in Scotland and Finland
Author(s): Chambers, Philip
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Department of Forest Sciences
Discipline: Forest Economics
Language: English
Acceptance year: 2019
Abstract:
Forestry is a hazardous industry globally. Physical conditions, legal frameworks and cultural norms can vary from country to country leading to different approaches to site safety management. There are international, national and regional legislation and guidelines which outline normative approaches land managers can utilise to protect forestry machine operators and the public from accident or injury. In this study, the approaches the health and safety management in forestry operations are assessed in two countries within the European Union –Scotland (as part of the UK member state) and Finland. While both countries practice sustainable forest management, it is shown that this is carried out under different legal frameworks leading to differences in approach to site safety planning. Other factors are shown to have an effect including cultural factors and land ownership patterns.
Keyword(s): OHS Scotland Finland forestry health safety forestry operations


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