Welcome to the BC Forest Safety Council

NEWS RELEASE - Russel Robertson joins the BC Forest Safety Council as Director, Programs and Training

The Chair and CEO of the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC), Reynold Hert, is pleased to announce that Russel Robertson will be joining the BCFSC as Director, Programs and Training effective Friday, January 16, 2015.  read more »

Phase Congestion

Phase Congestion was identified by industry as a safety concern in 2013. The term “phase congestion” means a situation where different logging phases – such as planning, falling, road construction, production or blasting, etc. -- become bunched up or congested, with an increased risk of negatively affecting the productivity and safety of each phase, putting workers at higher risk of an upset or incident.  read more »

2014 Forest Harvesting Fatality Summary

Location: 
British Columbia
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A total of four (4) direct harvesting fatalities were reported to the BC Forest Safety Council in 2014.

123456789next ›last »
Cut costs & get your workers back to work faster. Joint pilot project: Truck Loggers Association, the BC Forest Safety Council & WorkSafeBC.
read more >>

Read or download here & share with your workers.

 


 

Safety Alerts Rumblings
                          Click here to subscribe to one of our free email newsletters!

 

Most Recent Safety Alerts

2014 Forest Harvesting Fatality Summary

Location: 
British Columbia
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A total of four (4) direct harvesting fatalities were reported to the BC Forest Safety Council in 2014.

Snowmobiles in near miss with crew truck

Location: 
Resource road southeast of Wells, BC
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A Westforest Consulting forestry crew was proceeding south on the 3100 Road at approximately 9:00 a.m. when two snowmobiles entered onto the roadway via a steep, obscured ATV trail that approaches from the right side near 3110 km.

One sled proceeded ahead of the Westforest pickup and one followed behind. The pickup driver pulled over and motioned for the following sled to pass. Both sleds then proceeded up the 3100 Road ahead of the crew, at times travelling on a flattened grader-winged berm along the side of the road and at times travelling directly on the snow-packed roadway.

Serious Incident: Processor head feeds tree into cab, breaking trainee operator’s leg

Location: 
57 km’s north of Fort St. James
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A trainee was on his third day on the job, operating a tree processor. Somehow he accidentally bumped the ‘Auto Repeat’, which automatically feeds the tree through the head after a saw cut.

The processor head was turned towards the cab in an attempt to eject the tree into the brush pile, but instead it came directly at the cab, piercing a hole through the half-inch thick Lexan cab window (see photos in attached pdf).

The tree passed between the steel bars as well and continued forward, striking the operator’s leg and breaking it severely.

Careers | Contact Us | Top | Privacy Statement | Terms and Conditions | |  Syndicated content
Copyright © 2008-2014 BC Forest Safety Council. All rights reserved.
|