What we do is a little more risky than, for instance, filling in the daily crossword with a pen instead of a pencil. We are usually in the back country, hours from medical help, horses and mules are large, powerful creatures, and, if we are working (as opposed to just riding) our tools are both sharp and powerful. Here are some safety tips.
These are forms and directions as to how to fill them out, on ther BCHC state site. The US Forest Service and BCHC require them when we have work projects. State level Safety forms.
Here's a Google Slide presentation, Safety in the Backcountry, from Karen Lopes. (4.5 MB). (Use your right and left arrow keys to navigate.)