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2016 Interior Safety Conference Wrap-up

Following on the success last year of the Northern Safety Conference held in May 2015 in Prince George, industry championed the organization of the Interior Safety Conference (ISC) held in Vernon May 7 as part of the Interior Logging Association’s 58th annual general meeting and conference. 133 delegates registered for the ISC and 114 attended.  read more »

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2016-04-13 - Yarder Operator

On Wednesday, April 13th, a fatal incident occurred on a logging site north of Hope. A guyline on a yarder broke and the tower fell onto the cab, fatally injuring the yarder operator.  read more »

Day of Mourning: April 28 - Radio Message

This radio ad ran in forestry communities across BC in the week running up to the National Day of Mourning.

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Safety Alert - Fatality - 2016-02-26 - Worker

On Friday, February 26th, a worker was fatally injured when a super snorkel that was being moved on a lowbed came into contact with a power line. The worker was electrocuted when he approached and touched the lowbed, which provided the electricity a path to ground.  read more »

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Most Recent Industry Safety Alerts

Rushing to complete task results in ATV incident

Location: 
Kirton Creek, Summerland, BC
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Worker was completing quality checks on tree planters on a large cut block, using an All-Terrain Vehicle to get around.

Close Call: The importance of eye protection

Location: 
Residential property, Parksville, Vancouver Island
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A worker was standing and monitoring a shallow machine excavation, which involved removing a small concrete structure.

SLIPPING HAZARD: Caulk boots on rocky ground leave planter with broken wrist

Location: 
Rivers Inlet (coastal BC)
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

It was a clear, dry day as a tree planter was working a steep rocky cut block in one of B.C.’s mainland inlets.

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