The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has revised its Feller/Buncher Safety Manual to provide machine operators and others working in forestry applications with up-to-date industry safety and maintenance information. AEM safety manuals outline common sense “do’s and don’ts” in clear language and an easy-to-follow format, and they are a convenient and cost-effective way to provide in-house safety training.
Updates to the 44-page AEM feller/buncher manual include safety recommendations for slope operations and for felling trees requiring multiple cuts. Cleaning instructions are provided to avoid damage to polycarbonate glazing. The manual also discusses safety/maintenance related to machine designs involving automatic leveling of the upperstructure, severe slope operation, and bar saw felling and bunching heads.
AEM’s safety and training materials cover more than 40 types of equipment used in agricultural, construction, forestry and utility applications. The association initiated its safety-tools program more than 40 years ago to provide job-proven and time-tested suggestions that promote safety-conscious attitudes and performance. In addition to accident prevention, benefits include improved worker productivity and less equipment downtime for repairs.
All AEM safety manuals, videos and related safety and training products are available online at http://shop.aem.org. Some safety materials are offered in downloadable files or in DVD format. AEM members receive discounts on select materials.