NANAIMO– The BC Forest Safety Council’s board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Lineen as the new CEO of the forest sector’s health and safety association. Lineen, who was previously the Council’s COO, is passionate about health and safety and is acutely familiar with industry’s challenges in eliminating fatalities and serious injuries. read more »
The COFI Annual Convention is the largest annual gathering of the forest industry in western Canada and attracts industry CEOs and vice presidents from continental North America and offshore, senior representatives from customers, suppliers, financial institutions, law firms, local government, chambers of commerce,federal and provincial ministers, MPs, MLAs and senior civil servants. read more »
WorkSafeBC regulation 26.2 and the associated Guideline 26.2-2 describe requirements / expectations that before hauling logs on steep grades (greater than 18%), a risk assessment is conducted and safe descent procedures are developed.
FP Innovations has developed two spreadsheet lookup tools that forestry planners and supervisors can use when conducting risk assessments on grades greater than 18%. One sheet is focussed on off-highway fat trucks; the other looks at 6 and 7-axle configurations hauling highway legal loads. These tools provide recommended maximum payloads and speeds for specified road conditions (traction levels, grade, length of grade). read more »