OSHA releases new recommendations for face coverings outdoors

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released new COVID-19 guidelines for face coverings, especially for workers who perform their jobs outdoors in humid environments. OSHA released the recommended practices to help employers protect workers against the spread of COVID-19 and the risk of heat-related illness. You can find out more by going to the administration's webpage for COVID-19. If you'd like to post a copy at your workplace, you can download the two-page document by clicking on the link below. OSHA face covering recommendations for jobs in humid climates

New webinar, 'Are Hurricane Timber Damages Tax Deductible?'

The Louisiana Forestry Association had a great response to our most recent webinar, "Are Hurricane Timber Damages Tax Deductible?" Several people have said they were unable to attend the hourlong event, so we are making it available on our Youtube channel. Paul Spillers, a tax attorney, estate specialist, tree farmer and past president of the Louisiana Forestry Association is an expert on tax issues. Though he is quick to point out that landowners seeking information about damagers to timber caused by Hurricane Laura will find this presentation very informative, but they should consult with their own tax attorney to get the precise information that rates to them and their property. A big tha

Let's hear from the kids for Forest Products Week

This is Forest Products Industry Week, a time to celebrate all the good that managed forests do for ecology, the economy and to people everywhere there are forests. American Forest & Paper Association recently produced some videos that we think would be of interest to everyone in the forest products industry. Let's give it a look! What is Forestry? What Products Come from the Forest?

NRCS looking for good folks

The Natural Resources Conservation Service has completed a new video to recruit workers to the federal agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "We have worked hard to put together a video that explains who we are as an agency and why students should choose USDA/NRCS for a rewarding career," said Chad Kacir, Louisiana state conservationist for NRCS. Twelve student internships are available for summer 2021, the agency said. Students can find information about the Pathways program on the web at USAJobs.gov. "Pathways is a paid summer internship that gives college students the opportunity to work side-by-side with NRCS professionals and gain real-life work experience. "The Pathways pro

FSA taking applications for Laura recovery

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency ... USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Louisiana is accepting applications in eligible parishes for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) and Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) to address damages from Hurricane Laura. The deadline to apply for each program is Dec. 7, 2020. FSA is accepting ECP applications in Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Cameron, Catahoula, DeSoto, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Landry, Union, Vernon and Winn parishes. “Dealing with natural disasters is never easy, but it’s im

Hardwood management training set

The LSU AgCenter is teaming with the University of Arkansas Research and Extension and Texas A&M on a presentation on Hardwood Management Training for Western Gulf Region Oct. 27 and 29 on an online event. The deadline to register for virtual Zoom meeting is Oct. 25. The virtual event will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Oct. 27 and 9:30 a.m. until noon Oct. 29. Click here to register

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