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

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http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201906122695
Title: Comparative Approaches to Health and Safety in Forestry Operations in Scotland and Finland
Author: Chambers, Philip
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Department of Forest Sciences
Publisher: Helsingin yliopisto
Date: 2019
URI: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201906122695
http://hdl.handle.net/10138/303087
Thesis level: master's thesis
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.
Subject: Forestry
Health
Safety
OHS
Forestry operations
Scotland
Finland
Discipline: Metsäekonomia
Forest Economics
Skogsekonomi


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