The module-based training focuses on "Developing a Thinking Sawyer" and emphasizes risk management, human factors, and sawyer safety. Forest Service sawyers can still attend approved training courses until the new program is finalized.
A Crosscut Sawyer Trainee is someone who has no formal training and is required to work under direct
supervision of a B or C sawyer. They function as a "helper" to assist a more experienced sawyer in
bucking situations. They must wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).