In the last years public and scientific debate about the reduction of CO2 and polluting emissions has intensified and the importance of renewable energies and fuel has increased. Scientific researches on the possibility of using wood and biomass for energetic aims and the application of an high level of mechanisation has shown contrasting results. At the present many Italian logging companies produce substantial amounts of biomasses and forest operations are more and more mechanised. As regard safety and prevention, the Tuscany Region has promoted in 2009 a project in order to provide specific guidelines to increase safety in logging operations and in particular in the use of harvester, chippers, cable yarders and other traditional machines.
Safety and prevention in mechanised forest operations: a Tuscan project / Masi M; Nannicini C; Amati R; Fabiano F; Neri F; Piegai F; Magagnotti N; Spinelli R; Laurendi V; Pirozzi M; Puri D. - STAMPA. - ..:(2010), pp. ..-... (Intervento presentato al convegno SHWA tenutosi a Ragusa nel 16-18 settembre 2010).