c. Tools such as saws, axes, bush hooks, pruning shears, scythe blades, and pitch forks,
should not be hung in bushes or small trees nor stored hidden from easy view of other workers.
d. Personnel assigned to remove or pile brush should stay a safe distance behind workers
using cutting tools.
e. When burning brush, be careful at all times to see that the fire and sparks are under
control. Cover hot ash piles with dirt or douse them with water. Obey local laws concerning
open fires. The burning of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac is prohibited. Smoke from
burning these plants is very toxic; even the windward side of the fires may not be safe.
f. Workers assigned to right-of-way cutting should be taught to recognize poison ivy,
poison oak, and poison sumac. Some people are very susceptible to the poison from these plants
and should keep away from the vines and leaves. If workers do contact these poisonous plants,
they should report to the foreman who will immediately render appropriate first-aid treatment to
prevent a rash from breaking out on the worker's skin. A first-aid kit should always be at hand.
g. Workers should always be on the alert for snakes when cutting right-of-way. A
standard snake bite kit should be carried on every such job.