Establishes a Special Emphasis Program (SEP) for hazards associated with logging, tree harvesting, tree removal operations and arboricultural operations. Industries covered by this SEP include those in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes 11331 – Logging and 56173 – Landscaping Services. Citation guidance contained in this OPN will apply to any industry performing logging or arboricultural activities. Standards references 29 CFR 1910.266 - Logging operations, North Carolina General Statute (NCGS) 95-129(1) – General Duty Clause, and 29 CFR 1910.269 – Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution.

Also reference OPN 147, Logging Operations, Inspection Procedures and Interpretive Guidance, Memo TC 1, Enforcement Inspection Guidance for Tree Care and Tree Removal Operations, and Memo TC 2, Davey Tree Court Ruling. Additional information can be found on the safety and health topic pages for Special Emphasis Programs, Logging and Arboriculture Special Emphasis Program, Logging, Landscape and Horticultural Services and Arboriculture.

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