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The following companies require Master Logging Companies on their job sites:

American Electric Power - Brian Borer (740) 588-3193
Glatfelter - Jeff Hoselton (888) 609-8733
Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District - Clayton Rico (877) 363-8500 x 2704
Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources - Division of Forestry - Nathan Jester (740) 774-1596
Weyerhaeuser Company

The Ohio Forestry Association maintains a Safety Training and Voluntary Certification Program for Logging Contractors and their employees. The following requirements are necessary for the Ohio Voluntary Master Logging Companies:

  1. Each trained logger is trained to use Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce soil erosion and improve the appearance of timber harvesting activities.
  2. Each Trained logger is trained to employ safe and efficient timber cutting and logging safety practices.
  3. Each trained logger has current certification in First Aid and CPR. (Online courses NOT accepted) 
  4. The Company maintains Workers' Compensation coverage on employees.
  5. The Company provides liability coverage on request.
  6. Each trained logger must participate in advanced training and periodic recertification training.
  7. Each trained logger must sign a code of ethics agreement.
  8. The Company must be member of local logger's chapter and be represented at at least three (3) meetings each year.
  9. The Company must be a member of the Ohio Forestry Association, Inc.

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