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VISC 2016 - 11th Annual Vancouver Island Safety Conference

Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Saturday, October 1, 2016

VISC 2016 Agenda (.2 MB)
Map and Parking Information (.2 MB)  read more »

WorkSafeBC begins renewed focus on log truck inspections across the province

2016-09-11- Faller

Fatality Alert

On September 11th, a faller was fatally injured when the snag he was falling broke up and struck him. The incident occurred in an area west of Campbell River.  read more »

The BC Forest Safety Council is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Falling Program Manager, Glenn Hestnes

Nanaimo, BC, September 9, 2016 - The BC Forest Safety Council is pleased to announce the appointment of the new Falling Program Manager, Glenn Hestnes Nanaimo, BC, September 9, 2016 –  read more »

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 Increase driver accountability on forest roads!  Click for more info, to register, or to file a report.


 

WorkSafeBC explains how insurance rates are determined: Please see their brochure WorkSafeBC: Understanding insurance rates


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Most Recent Industry Safety Alerts

Close calls emphasize the importance of proper radio and hauling procedures

Location: 
Leo Creek Forest Service Road (near Fort St. James)
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A close call was reported at the 46 km mark on the Leo Creek Forest Service Road (FSR).

Lunch Break Fires: Be sure to properly and fully extinguish them!

Location: 
Higher elevation forestry site
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

On September 11th, a forestry worker on a high elevation worksite built a lunch fire, which he did not properly extinguish. There had been 6 inches of snow that morning.

HAZARD ALERT: Diesel trucks, fuel tank vent systems, refuelling and the risk of flash fires

Location: 
British Columbia
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A log transport truck quit running while driving up a steep hill on a main highway.

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