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Forest Worker Safety Certification

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The Forest Worker Safety Certification (FWSC) training program helps forest workers obtain affordable Workers Compensation Insurance.

The training program was started by the Forestry Division and is now managed by the New Mexico Forestry Industry Association. The training is a three-day certification course that includes chainsaw safety and operation, First Aid, and CPR. Trained workers become eligible for lower workers compensation insurance rates. Workers must attend a one-day annual re-certification course to maintain certification and reduced rates.

For more information about the safety certification training, contact Dierdre Tarr at 505-705-0166


New Mexico Forest Industry Association