Logging and Arboriculture Special Emphasis Program The North Carolina Special Emphasis Programs (SEPs) are part of the NC OSH Division's five year strategic management plan for which its two principal goals are: 1) to reduce the state's workplace fatality rate by at least 2%; and 2) to reduce the state's non-fatal injury and illness rate by at least 5%. For each SEP that applies to a specific industrial sector, similar goals for reducing the fatality rate and/or non-fatal injury and illness rate are applied. SEP: Logging and Arboriculture Purpose and Scope Hazard Overview Regulations Learn More What are the goals of the logging and arboriculture special emphasis program? Reduce workplace fatalities Reduce workplace injury and illness rates What industries are covered by this SEP? NAICS 11331 - logging NAICS 56173 - landscaping services What are the principal hazard categories on which this SEP is focused? The majority of fatalities and injuries that occur in logging and arboriculture can be attributed to the following categories of events: Struck by Falls from elevations (see Fall Protection) Caught in/between Electrocutions (see Electrical Safety) In addition, employees in one or both industry groups may be exposed to: Toxic chemicals (see Hazard Communication) Heat stress What regulations apply to this SEP? OSH has adopted the following regulations that govern the requirements for protection against the hazards associated with logging operations and arboriculture. Note: Please also check the standards information and activity webpage to see if there has been any recent or upcoming regulatory activity on this topic. General Industry 29 CFR 1910.67 - vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I - personal protective equipment 29 CFR 1910.132 - general requirements 29 CFR 1910.133 - eye and face protection 29 CFR 1910.134 - respiratory protection 29 CFR 1910.135 - head protection 29 CFR 1910.136 - foot protection 29 CFR 1910.138 - hand protection 29 CFR 1910.140 - personal fall protection systems 29 CFR 1910.243 - guarding of portable powered tools 29 CFR 1910.266 - logging operations 29 CFR 1910.269 - electric power generation, transmission and distribution 29 CFR 1910.1200 - hazard communication General Duty Clause NCGS 95-129(1) - General Duty Clause Other Applicable Standards The Which OSHA Standards Apply webpage can also help identify other standards that may be applicable to your worksite. Where can I learn more about this SEP? Compliance Documents Operational Procedure Notice: OPN 88, Special Emphasis Program for Logging and Arboriculture, describes the conduct of inspections and associated activities under this SEP. A-Z Safety and Health Topics Additional resource information can be found on the safety and health topic pages for logging and arboriculture.