The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 002 : FOREST CONSERVATION(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 2622b)
§ 2622b. Accident prevention and safety training for logging contractors
(a) Training Program. The Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation shall develop a logging operations accident prevention and safety training curriculum and supporting materials to assist logging safety instructors in providing logging safety instruction. In developing the logging operations accident prevention and safety training curriculum and supporting materials, the Commissioner shall consult with and seek the approval of the training curriculum by the Workers' Compensation and Safety Division of the Department of Labor.
(1) The accident prevention and safety training curriculum and supporting materials shall consist of an accident prevention and safety course that addresses the following:
(A) safe performance of standard logging practices, whether mechanized or nonmechanized;
(B) safe use, operation, and maintenance of tools, machines, and vehicles typically utilized and operated in the logging industry; and
(C) recognition of health and safety hazards associated with logging practices.
(2) The Commissioner shall make the accident prevention and safety training curriculum and supporting materials available to persons, organizations, or groups for presentation to individuals being trained in forest operations and safety.
(b) Request for proposal. The Commissioner shall prepare and issue a request for proposal to develop at least three course curriculums and associated training materials. The Commissioner may cooperate with any reputable association, organization, or agency to provide course curriculums and training required under this subsection.
(c) Certificate of completion. The Commissioner, any logging safety instructor, or a logger safety certification organization shall issue a certificate of completion to each person who satisfactorily completes a logging operations accident prevention and safety training program based on the curriculum developed under this section. (Added 2019, No. 83, § 10.)