4101:9-2-16 Logging and sawmilling occupations.

(A) All occupations in logging and all occupations in the operation of any sawmill, lath mill, shingle mill, or cooperage-stock mill are prohibited for minors under eighteen years of age except the following:

(1) Exceptions applying to logging

(a) Work in offices or in repair of maintenance shops.

(b) Work in the construction, operation, repair or maintenance of living and administrative quarters of logging camps.

(c) Work in timber cruising, surveying, or logging-engineering parties, work in the repair or maintenance of roads, railroads, or flumes; work in forest protection, such as clearing fire trails or roads, piling and burning slash, maintaining fire-fighting equipment, constructing and maintaining telephone lines, or acting as fire lookout or fire patrolman away from the actual logging operations; provided, that the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to the felling or bucking of timber, the collecting or transporting of logs, the operation of power-driven machinery, the handling or use of explosives and work on trestles.

(d) Peeling of fence posts, pulpwood, chemical wood, excelsior wood, cordwood, or similar products when not done in conjunction with and at the same time and place as other logging occupations declared hazardous by this section.

(e) Work in the feeding or care of animals.

(2) Exceptions applying to the operation of any permanent sawmill or the operation of any lath mill, shingle mill, or cooperage-stock mill; provided, that these exceptions do not apply to a portable sawmill the lumber yard of which is used only for the temporary storage of green lumber and in connection with which no office or repair or maintenance shop is ordinarily maintained and further provided, that these exceptions do not apply to work which entails entering the sawmill building:

(a) Work in offices or in repair or maintenance shops;

(b) Straightening, marketing, or tallying lumber on the dry chain or the dry drop sorter;

(c) Pulling lumber from the dry chain;

(d) Cleanup in the lumberyard;

(e) Piling, handling, or shipping of cooperage stock in yards or storage sheds, other than operating or assisting in the operation of power-driven equipment;

(f) Clerical work in yards or shipping sheds, such as done by ordermen, tallymen, and shipping clerks;

(g) Cleanup work outside shake and shingle mills, except when the mill is in operation;

(h) Splitting shakes manually from pre-cut and split blocks with a froe and mallet, except inside the mill building or cover;

(i) Packing shakes into bundles when done in conjunction with splitting shakes manually with a froe and mallet, except inside the mill building or cover;

(j) Manual loading of bundles of shingles or shakes into trucks or railroad cars, provided that the employer has on file a statement from a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy certifying the minor capable of performing this work without injury to himself.

(B) Definitions:

(1) The term "all occupations in logging" shall mean all work performed in connection with the felling of timber, the bucking or converting of timber into logs, poles, piles, ties, bolts, pulpwood, chemical wood, excelsior wood, cordwood, fence posts, or similar products; the collecting, skidding, yarding, loading, transporting, and unloading of such products in connection with logging, the constructing, repairing, and maintaining of roads, railroads, flumes, or camps used in connection with logging, the moving, installing, rigging, and maintenance of machinery or equipment used in logging, and other work performed in connection with logging. The term shall not apply to work performed in timber culture, timberstand improvement, or in emergency firefighting.

(2) The term "all occupations in the operation of any sawmill, lath mill, shingle mill, or cooperage stock mill" shall mean all work performed in or about any such mill in connection with storing of logs and bolts; converting logs or bolts into sawn lumber, laths, shingles, or cooperage stock, or other products of such mills and other work performed in connection with the operation of any sawmill, lath mill, shingle mill, or cooperage-stock mill. The term shall not include work performed in the planing-mill department or other remanufacturing departments of any sawmill, or in any planing-mill or remanufacturing plant not a part of a sawmill.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/03/2014 and 04/02/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4109.05
Rule Amplifies: 4109.05
Prior Effective Dates: 3/3/04, 6/3/09