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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

Reminder that vehicles need to be “winter ready” as of October 1st

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

Winter weather is just around the corner and the B.C. Government’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is reminding motorists that winter tire rules come into effect as of Oct.

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.

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