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VISC 2016 - 11th Annual Vancouver Island Safety Conference

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

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Safety Alert - Fatality - 2016-08-09 - Log Truck Worker

On August 9th, the owner of a log hauling company was fatally injured while working around his shop in the Prince George area.  read more »

Reminder, effective April 1, 2017: MFLNRO requires all contractors to be SAFE Certified to bid

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) will expand its requirement for contractors to be SAFE Certified.  read more »

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2016-07-04 - Faller

On July 4th, a faller was fatally injured while working in an area near Bella Bella. He was falling a danger tree when it broke up, fell in an unintended direction and struck him.  read more »

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Most Recent Industry Safety Alerts

New weigh scale safety procedures aim to protect workers

Location: 
Grand Forks, BC
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A log truck driver left the scales without following correct procedures, putting a Weighmaster at risk. Drivers must not get in their cabs when a worker is on the scales.

Hazard Alert: Worker caught, seriously injured in unguarded auger

Location: 
Coastal British Columbia
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A worker was operating an unguarded, gas-powered auger mounted to a floating deck tied to a barge. The auger was being used to drill holes in boomsticks.

Log pushed into cab emphasizes the importance of completing a tug test

Location: 
Mesachie Lake (south Vancouver Island)
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

After being loaded, a logging truck proceeded downhill.

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