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VISC 2016 - 11th Annual Vancouver Island Safety Conference

Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Saturday, October 1, 2016

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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 »

July 2016 - Safety Alert of the Month - Ticks and Lyme Disease

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June 2016 - Safety Alert of the Month - Preventing Log Truck Rollovers

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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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