Update on Logging Safety Research at SWAC

By Niels de Hoop, Louisiana Logger

In the January and April 2013 issues of the Louisiana Logger, I wrote about some of the research concerning logger safety conducted by the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education, headquartered at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. For short, they call themselves the Southwest Ag Center or SWAC. The center’s work covers five states — Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. I thought I would give an update on their work in this article.