Forestry is defined as "the science and craft of creating managing, using, conserving and repairing forests, woodlands, and associated resources." Economically, forestry is a dominant segment of several industrialized countries, with wood being a vital renewable resource. Beyond harvesting lumber, forestry includes controlled burning, forest thinning, and environmental protection. In the United States, the forestry industry is of major importance, with the US producing more timber than any other country in the world. With the dangers presented in this industry, personal protective equipment is an important consideration.
Working in forestry puts workers into direct contact with one of the most hazardous work environments. Falling objects such as tree limbs or equipment present a unique danger to those working in this industry. These hazards require head protection, while flying debris warrants the use of eye and face protection. With the use of machinery such as chainsaws, cut resistance is of vital importance when considering safety gloves, boots, and body protection. Stauffer Glove & Safety can provide you with the forestry PPE that could keep an incident from becoming an injury.