Certified Sawmill Manager Technician

100% online, self-paced course format

Professional Credential: IASHEP-Certified Sawmill Manager (IASHEP-CSMT)

(Note: Refresher certification is required every three years to maintain professional credential.) Renewal fee is: $150

Non-discrimination Policy:

IASHEP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination

Course Description

Working in a sawmill is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. The equipment poses numerous hazards. Massive weights and falling, rolling, and/or sliding logs can be very dangerous. The woodworking operations of a sawmill can also be hazardous, particularly when machines are used improperly or without proper safeguards. Woodworking employees often suffer from the following injuries: lacerations, amputations, severed fingers, and blindness. Wood dust, and chemicals used for finishing products, may cause skin and respiratory diseases. Sawmill hazards are even more dangerous when environmental conditions are factored in, such as uneven, unstable, or rough terrain; inclement weather; or isolated work sites where health care facilities are not immediately accessible. Sawmill hazards are addressed in specific standards for the general industry.

Prerequisite: None

 Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of the training, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify steps to plan for incidents involving sawmill operations.
  • Identify sources of exposure and hazards and suggest possible solutions .
  • Learn How To Safely Conduct Log Handling , Storing & Sorting
  • Learn How To Safely Operate Saws
  • Learn How To Safely Operate  Chippers
  • Learn How To Safely Operate  Planers
  • Handling Equipment
  • Lockout & Tagout Procedures


This course will be valuable for:

  • Sawmill Managers, Supervisors & Operators
  • Safety & Health Committee Members
  • Government Inspectors
  • General Industry and Construction Personnel
  • Safety & Health Professionals
  • Training Managers
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Environmental Professionals


Students completing the course must take a proctored final exam.  A score of 80% on the final exam is necessary to receive your personalized certificate of completion. The student gets three (3) attempts to pass the course

After signing up for this course IASHEP will send you a link to the LMS class

This course is also available in classroom and onsite training