Game of Logging Level 5
Location: Southern Vermont - Location to be announced
Time: 7:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $150/day/level Bring your own lunch Instructor: John Adler, Northeast Woodland Training

Level 5: A refresher course – it meets the standards for Safety Certified Non-Mechanized Loggers who have taken the GOL 1-4 more than five years ago. Review of the felling and bucking fundamentals. Review of the 3-R’s Concept; reconnaissance, record & relay and how they maximize efficiency of man and equipment hours, tackling the difficult felling and bucking situations.


   
Game of Logging Level 4
Location: Southern Vermont - Location to be announced
Time: 7:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $150/day/level Bring your own lunch Instructor: John Adler, Northeast Woodland Training

Levels must be taken sequentially. This course qualifies for the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers' Compensation Insurance Program non-mechanized logger category

Level 4: Focus all the felling and bucking techniques from previous 3 levels into a harvesting plan. Concepts of the 3-R’s (reconnaissance, record & relay) and how they maximize efficiency of man and equipment hours, understanding the costs per minute and how to improve efficiency, cooling the system down.

   
Game of Logging Level 3
Location: Southern Vermont - Location to be announced
Time: 7:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $150/day/level Bring your own lunch Instructor: John Adler, Northeast Woodland Training

Levels must be taken sequentially. This course qualifies for the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers' Compensation Insurance Program non-mechanized logger category

Level 3: Scoring the chain, dealing with the heavy “lean” in a tree, utilizing wedges & shims, understanding stem compression & tension, 5-point limbing plan, limbing concepts/techniques, bucking techniques, precision felling practice (side/back leaners)


   
Game of Logging Level 4
Location: Northern Vermont - Location to be announced
Time: 7:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $150/day/level Bring your own lunch Instructor: John Adler, Northeast Woodland Training

Levels must be taken sequentially. This course qualifies for the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers' Compensation Insurance Program non-mechanized logger category

Level 4: Focus all the felling and bucking techniques from previous 3 levels into a harvesting plan. Concepts of the 3-R’s (reconnaissance, record & relay) and how they maximize efficiency of man and equipment hours, understanding the costs per minute and how to improve efficiency, cooling the system down.

   
Game of Logging Level 3
Location: Northern Vermont - Location to be announced
Time: 7:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $150/day/level Bring your own lunch Instructor: John Adler, Northeast Woodland Training

Levels must be taken sequentially. This course qualifies for the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers' Compensation Insurance Program non-mechanized logger category

Level 3: Scoring the chain, dealing with the heavy “lean” in a tree, utilizing wedges & shims, understanding stem compression & tension, 5-point limbing plan, limbing concepts/techniques, bucking techniques, precision felling practice (side/back leaners)

   
Advanced Logger Safety
Location: Gagnon Lumber, 89 Stevens Rd, Pittsford, VT
Cost: $75
Maximum attendance: 20
Instructor: Tim Emperor

This training is open to all persons having completed the Introduction to Mechanized Logging Safety course and qualifies for the Safety Certified Mechanized Logger Category of the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers' Compensation Insurance Program. This program reviews the basics for First Aid Rural environment care. In addition, the bulk of the program, through hands on team approach training, will be on how to make critical lifesaving decisions with specific emphasis on “Move or NOT Move.”

Opening:
1. Welcome and explanation of the day’s training goals and expectations
2. Review Safety expectations while on the training-ground
3. OVERHEAD HAZARDS / Hazards on the ground / Site specific Hazards-Concerns

Overview:

1. Review First Aid and specifically Rural/Wilderness approaches to rendering aid
2. Bloodborne Pathogens quick review
3. First Aid “kits” Vs. actual Rural Trauma “kits”
4. Communications – Where am I and how will I tell you
5. GPS – Smartphone Apps for emergency reporting
6. Personal accountability – Alone and large site workplace teams
7. Forming a response team of 1 to ….
8. Scene assessment
9. EXERCISE A: Rescue of Trapped Pinned logger – 1st team exercise without Instruction
10. Review of 1st Team rescue exercise A
11. EXERCISE B:
12. Rescue of Trapped Pinned logger –team exercise with Instruction
13. Review of rescue exercise
14. Wrap up with a frank review of Real Trauma and honest expectations of positive outcomes
a. Yes, you can save a life
b. Yes, you will do what’s right
c. YES, Safety is YOUR responsibility

Tim Emperor is the director of NE Timber Safety Services (NETSS) providing logging operations safety consulting services in conjunction with Industry and OSHA. His team provides safety compliance reviews for timber harvesters, wood product mill operators and their facilities in New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Oregon. Since 1999 Tim has assisted in the development of, and presentation/training, for safety related programs and certifications with the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Professional Loggers Program. He has worked as a cable skidder and feller buncher operator, and as a timber harvesting team member. He also continues work as a Senior Field Instructor for numerous military Para-Rescue, Special Weapons and select Tactical Teams.

   
Advanced Logger Safety
Location: Long View Forest, 48 Picz Rd, Westminster
Cost: $75
Maximum attendance: 20
Instructor: Tim Emperor
Registration: 7:30am Class: 8am-4pm
Lunch provided

This training is open to all persons having completed the Introduction to Mechanized Logging Safety course and qualifies for the Safety Certified Mechanized Logger Category of the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers' Compensation Insurance Program. This program reviews the basics for First Aid Rural environment care. In addition, the bulk of the program, through hands on team approach training, will be on how to make critical lifesaving decisions with specific emphasis on “Move or NOT Move.”

Opening:
1. Welcome and explanation of the day’s training goals and expectations
2. Review Safety expectations while on the training-ground
3. OVERHEAD HAZARDS / Hazards on the ground / Site specific Hazards-Concerns

Overview:

1. Review First Aid and specifically Rural/Wilderness approaches to rendering aid
2. Bloodborne Pathogens quick review
3. First Aid “kits” Vs. actual Rural Trauma “kits”
4. Communications – Where am I and how will I tell you
5. GPS – Smartphone Apps for emergency reporting
6. Personal accountability – Alone and large site workplace teams
7. Forming a response team of 1 to ….
8. Scene assessment
9. EXERCISE A: Rescue of Trapped Pinned logger – 1st team exercise without Instruction
10. Review of 1st Team rescue exercise A
11. EXERCISE B:
12. Rescue of Trapped Pinned logger –team exercise with Instruction
13. Review of rescue exercise
14. Wrap up with a frank review of Real Trauma and honest expectations of positive outcomes
a. Yes, you can save a life
b. Yes, you will do what’s right
c. YES, Safety is YOUR responsibility

Tim Emperor is the director of NE Timber Safety Services (NETSS) providing logging operations safety consulting services in conjunction with Industry and OSHA. His team provides safety compliance reviews for timber harvesters, wood product mill operators and their facilities in New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Oregon. Since 1999 Tim has assisted in the development of, and presentation/training, for safety related programs and certifications with the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Professional Loggers Program. He has worked as a cable skidder and feller buncher operator, and as a timber harvesting team member. He also continues work as a Senior Field Instructor for numerous military Para-Rescue, Special Weapons and select Tactical Teams.
   
Advanced Logger Safety
Location: Lafoe Logging, LLC, 151 Tarbox Road, Orleans
Cost: $75
Maximum attendance: 20
Instructor: Tim Emperor

This training is open to all persons having completed the Introduction to Mechanized Logging Safety course and qualifies for the Safety Certified Mechanized Logger Category of the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers' Compensation Insurance Program. This program reviews the basics for First Aid Rural environment care. In addition, the bulk of the program, through hands on team approach training, will be on how to make critical lifesaving decisions with specific emphasis on “Move or NOT Move.”

Opening:
1. Welcome and explanation of the day’s training goals and expectations
2. Review Safety expectations while on the training-ground
3. OVERHEAD HAZARDS / Hazards on the ground / Site specific Hazards-Concerns

Overview:

1. Review First Aid and specifically Rural/Wilderness approaches to rendering aid
2. Bloodborne Pathogens quick review
3. First Aid “kits” Vs. actual Rural Trauma “kits”
4. Communications – Where am I and how will I tell you
5. GPS – Smartphone Apps for emergency reporting
6. Personal accountability – Alone and large site workplace teams
7. Forming a response team of 1 to ….
8. Scene assessment
9. EXERCISE A: Rescue of Trapped Pinned logger – 1st team exercise without Instruction
10. Review of 1st Team rescue exercise A
11. EXERCISE B:
12. Rescue of Trapped Pinned logger –team exercise with Instruction
13. Review of rescue exercise
14. Wrap up with a frank review of Real Trauma and honest expectations of positive outcomes
a. Yes, you can save a life
b. Yes, you will do what’s right
c. YES, Safety is YOUR responsibility

Tim Emperor is the director of NE Timber Safety Services (NETSS) providing logging operations safety consulting services in conjunction with Industry and OSHA. His team provides safety compliance reviews for timber harvesters, wood product mill operators and their facilities in New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Oregon. Since 1999 Tim has assisted in the development of, and presentation/training, for safety related programs and certifications with the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Professional Loggers Program. He has worked as a cable skidder and feller buncher operator, and as a timber harvesting team member. He also continues work as a Senior Field Instructor for numerous military Para-Rescue, Special Weapons and select Tactical Teams.

   
Advanced Logger Safety
Location: Stan Robinson and Son Log Yard, 2841 US-5, Passumpsic
Cost: $75
Maximum attendance: 20
Instructor: Tim Emperor
Registration: 7:30am Class: 8am-4pm
Lunch provided

This training is open to all persons having completed the Introduction to Mechanized Logging Safety course and qualifies for the Safety Certified Mechanized Logger Category of the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers' Compensation Insurance Program. This program reviews the basics for First Aid Rural environment care. In addition, the bulk of the program, through hands on team approach training, will be on how to make critical lifesaving decisions with specific emphasis on “Move or NOT Move.”

Opening:
1. Welcome and explanation of the day’s training goals and expectations
2. Review Safety expectations while on the training-ground
3. OVERHEAD HAZARDS / Hazards on the ground / Site specific Hazards-Concerns

Overview:

1. Review First Aid and specifically Rural/Wilderness approaches to rendering aid
2. Bloodborne Pathogens quick review
3. First Aid “kits” Vs. actual Rural Trauma “kits”
4. Communications – Where am I and how will I tell you
5. GPS – Smartphone Apps for emergency reporting
6. Personal accountability – Alone and large site workplace teams
7. Forming a response team of 1 to ….
8. Scene assessment
9. EXERCISE A: Rescue of Trapped Pinned logger – 1st team exercise without Instruction
10. Review of 1st Team rescue exercise A
11. EXERCISE B:
12. Rescue of Trapped Pinned logger –team exercise with Instruction
13. Review of rescue exercise
14. Wrap up with a frank review of Real Trauma and honest expectations of positive outcomes
a. Yes, you can save a life
b. Yes, you will do what’s right
c. YES, Safety is YOUR responsibility

Tim Emperor is the director of NE Timber Safety Services (NETSS) providing logging operations safety consulting services in conjunction with Industry and OSHA. His team provides safety compliance reviews for timber harvesters, wood product mill operators and their facilities in New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Oregon. Since 1999 Tim has assisted in the development of, and presentation/training, for safety related programs and certifications with the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Professional Loggers Program. He has worked as a cable skidder and feller buncher operator, and as a timber harvesting team member. He also continues work as a Senior Field Instructor for numerous military Para-Rescue, Special Weapons and select Tactical Teams.

   
Introduction to Mechanized Logging Safety
Introduction to Mechanized Logging Safety

Location: Anderson Equipment, 151 Packard Road, East Montpelier, VT
Time: 7am registration, presentations 7:30am-4pm
Cost: $150 per person, lunch is included - Announcement of a reduced rate per person is pending
Course is limited to 35 loggers and satisfies the new LEAP mechanized logger category and qualifies for the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers' Compensation Insurance Program

This is a single day course that covers the basic initial safety training for mechanical logging, as well as new hazards that exist and how to address them. Participants will gain practical knowledge of the hazards of logging and the ways hazards can be mitigated. They will also learn what is expected of the employer and employees on the jobsite and in the office. Examples and templates of safety programs will be passed out along with other useful material that will assist in bringing a culture of safety to a company.

Specific topics will include:
*Jobsite Safety: Hazards and Protection
*Not Your Daddy’s Diesel-New safe practices for low-sulfur diesel
*Machine Operation Safety: My Machine, My Responsibility
*Working around or near Power Lines
*Safe Planning of Operations- Who’s on first?
*Safety Training and Documentation- When and Why?
*Creating a Culture of Safety

Instructors:

Donald Burr- Safety Director of the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine. Prior to joining the PLC, Don was a Feller Buncher operator for Madden Timberlands in Old Town, ME for 25 years. He also is the Volunteer Fire Chief and Paramedic for the town of Greenbush.

Ted Clark - Loss Control Agent- Acadia Insurance
Prior to joining Acadia, Ted was the Safety Coordinator for Reed & Reed, a large contracting company that works with large construction and crane projects around New England.

Ted Wright - Director of the Northeast Master Logger Program. Prior to joining the Master Logger Program Ted was the Logging/Forestry Instructor at a vocational high school in Northern Maine for seven years. The program taught students safe practices of both Mechanical and Conventional harvesting equipment through hands-on application.

   
Introduction to Mechanized Logging Safety
Introduction to Mechanized Logging Safety

Location: Nortrax, 300 Clinton Street, Springfield VT
Time: 7am registration, presentations 7:30am-4pm
Cost: $150 per person, lunch is included - Announcement of a reduced rate per person is pending
Course is limited to 35 loggers and satisfies the new LEAP mechanized logger category and qualifies for the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers' Compensation Insurance Program

This is a single day course that covers the basic initial safety training for mechanical logging, as well as new hazards that exist and how to address them. Participants will gain practical knowledge of the hazards of logging and the ways hazards can be mitigated. They will also learn what is expected of the employer and employees on the jobsite and in the office. Examples and templates of safety programs will be passed out along with other useful material that will assist in bringing a culture of safety to a company.

Specific topics will include:
*Jobsite Safety: Hazards and Protection
*Not Your Daddy’s Diesel-New safe practices for low-sulfur diesel
*Machine Operation Safety: My Machine, My Responsibility
*Working around or near Power Lines
*Safe Planning of Operations- Who’s on first?
*Safety Training and Documentation- When and Why?
*Creating a Culture of Safety

Instructors:

Donald Burr- Safety Director of the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine. Prior to joining the PLC, Don was a Feller Buncher operator for Madden Timberlands in Old Town, ME for 25 years. He also is the Volunteer Fire Chief and Paramedic for the town of Greenbush.

Ted Clark - Loss Control Agent- Acadia Insurance
Prior to joining Acadia, Ted was the Safety Coordinator for Reed & Reed, a large contracting company that works with large construction and crane projects around New England.

Ted Wright - Director of the Northeast Master Logger Program. Prior to joining the Master Logger Program Ted was the Logging/Forestry Instructor at a vocational high school in Northern Maine for seven years. The program taught students safe practices of both Mechanical and Conventional harvesting equipment through hands-on application.

   
Game of Logging Level 5
Location: Northern Vermont - Location to be announced
Time: 7:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $150/day/level Bring your own lunch Instructor: John Adler, Northeast Woodland Training

Level 5: A refresher course – it meets the standards for Safety Certified Non-Mechanized Loggers who have taken the GOL 1-4 more than five years ago. Review of the felling and bucking fundamentals. Review of the 3-R’s Concept; reconnaissance, record & relay and how they maximize efficiency of man and equipment hours, tackling the difficult felling and bucking situations.
   
Game of Logging Level 2
Location: Northern Vermont - Location to be announced
Time: 7:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $150/day/level Bring your own lunch Instructor: John Adler, Northeast Woodland Training

Levels must be taken sequentially. This course qualifies for the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers' Compensation Insurance Program non-mechanized logger category

Level 2: Reduced down time, maintenance, carburetor tune-up, art of chain filing, releasing “Springpoles” safety, precision felling practice.

   
Game of Logging Level 1
Location: Northern Vermont - location to be announced
Time: 7:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $150/day/level Bring your own lunch. Instructor: John Adler, Northeast Woodland Training

Levels must be taken sequentially. This course qualifies for the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers' Compensation Insurance Program non-mechanized logger category

Level 1: Emergency planning, personal protective equipment, 5-point safety check, reactive forces, precision plunge cutting, 5-point felling plan, scoring the stump, precision felling practice.

   
Game of Logging Level 2
Location: Southern Vermont - Location to be announced
Time: 7:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $150/day/level Bring your own lunch Instructor: John Adler, Northeast Woodland Training

Levels must be taken sequentially. This course qualifies for the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers' Compensation Insurance Program non-mechanized logger category

Level 2: Reduced down time, maintenance, carburetor tune-up, art of chain filing, releasing “Springpoles” safety, precision felling practice.

   
Game of Logging Level 1
Location: Southern Vermont - Location to be announced
Time: 7:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $150/day/level Bring your own lunch Instructor: John Adler, Northeast Woodland Training

Levels must be taken sequentially. This course qualifies for the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers' Compensation Insurance Program non-mechanized logger category.

Level 1: Emergency planning, personal protective equipment, 5-point safety check, reactive forces, precision plunge cutting, 5-point felling plan, scoring the stump, precision felling practice.

   
Forest Operations Supervisor - Supervising for Safety
Forestry Operations Supervisor - Supervising for Safety Training
Time: July 24th, 2019 7:45am – 4pm
Location: UVM Extension Office: 327 US Route 302, Berlin
Cost per attendee, including lunch: $75
***This is currently the only date this course is scheduled for 2019 and it is required for any employer that wants to achieve "safety certified" status.***

At least one person actively engaged in day to day operations from each logging contractor’s organization that will participate in the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program must take “Forest Operations Supervisor."To be clear, this workshop is only for employers and supervisors of employees.

This supervising for safety course is rooted in leadership and communications training so business owners and crew leaders can learn more about where and how losses occur, how to prevent them, and strengthen their communication skills to be better equipped to handle difficult conversations. Forest Operations Supervisors instruct, direct and control workers in the performance of their duties. They communicate safety rules and procedures to workers, ensure workers understand and follow them. They lead by example and set the tone toward safety.

7:45am – Registration

8-11am - Ted Clark, Loss Control Consultant – Acadia Insurance Company

Risk Management Culture
• Understanding Risk Management and the role it plays today’s logging business
• How do you change culture?

Leveraging Your Insurance Company
• Services
• Loss Control Inspection
• Cost of a loss
• What to do following a loss

Forestry Loss Trends
• Heavy Transportation
• Forestry Equipment
• Workers’ Comp
• Liability

11am – 12pm - Lynne Richards, Leading Generations

Ten Tools to Keep Difficult Conversations on Track
• Identify the difference between fact and opinion.
• Review and practice using non-judgmental words.
• Practice communicating/giving feedback in difficult situations.
• Differentiate between fact and opinion
• Avoid using verbal hooks that may lead to conflict
• Respond to challenging rebuttals and defuse tension
• Stay focused and on-track during the feedback conversation.

12-1pm – lunch provided

1 – 4pm Ten Tools to Keep Difficult Conversations on Track, continued


   
Informational Webinar on the VT Logger Safety and Workers' Compensation Insurance Program
The Vermont Logger Safety and Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program: Are Your Logging Contractors Properly Insured?

Register Now - https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/154686292376631297

July 23, 2019 9:30-10:30am
Cost: Free

For many years, workers’ compensation insurance has been prohibitively expensive for Vermont’s logging contractors. To address this challenge and improve industry safety, we’ve launched the Vermont Logger Safety and Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program. This webinar will introduce the program, share new online resources, and outline the role of foresters, landowners and contractors in verifying and documenting proper worker’s compensation insurance for logging contractors and subcontractors also working on the site.

Presenters:
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Stephen Monahan, Director of Workers’ Compensation and Safety, Vermont Department of Labor

This webinar is part of the Managing Our Changing Forest Webinar Series. The webinar series is a joint initiative of UVM Extension, UVM Forestry and VT Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. Webinars are free, approved for 1 SAF and 1 VT Forester Licensing Continuing Education Credit. Registration is required. All webinars are recorded and archived for later viewing.

To learn more and view archived webinars go to https://www.ourvermontwoods.org/


   
Game of Logging Levels 1-4
The Game of Logging (GOL) (8 LEAP credits)
This is a 4-day training program from 7:45 – 3:00 p.m. that will be offered multiple times and location (noted below)

Cost: $150/day/level Bring your own lunch Instructor: John Adler, Northeast Woodland Training

GOL is an option for continuing education as well. Levels must be taken sequentially.

Level 1: Emergency planning, personal protective equipment, 5-point safety check, reactive forces, precision plunge cutting, 5-point felling plan, scoring the stump, precision felling practice.

Level 2: Reduced down time, maintenance, carburetor tune-up, art of chain filing, releasing “Springpoles” safety, precision felling practice.

Level 3: Scoring the chain, dealing with the heavy “lean” in a tree, utilizing wedges & shims, understanding stem compression & tension, 5-point limbing plan, limbing concepts/techniques, bucking techniques, precision felling practice (side/back leaners)

Level 4: Focus all the felling and bucking techniques from previous 3 levels into a harvesting plan. Concepts of the 3-R’s (reconnaissance, record & relay) and how they maximize efficiency of man and equipment hours, understanding the costs per minute and how to improve efficiency, cooling the system down.

Level 5: A refresher course – it meets the standards for Safety Certified Non-Mechanized Loggers who have taken the GOL 1-4 more than five years ago. Review of the felling and bucking fundamentals. Review of the 3-R’s Concept; reconnaissance, record & relay and how they maximize efficiency of man and equipment hours, tackling the difficult felling and bucking situations.

Dates and Locations

Stay Tuned, Mailing going out soon with options for this set of workshops.

Thank you!
David