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Special Avalanche Bulletin

"The CAC has issued the third special public avalanche warning in four weeks. The warning area includes all the mountains of interior BC—from Mackenzie and Chetwynd south to the US boundary, and west of the Alberta border to Pemberton and Hope. Very large, very destructive avalanches have occurred in the last few days.

Membership with the BC Forest Safety Council

The British Columbia Forest Safety Council (the Council) was created by the forestry industry in September 2004 as a not-for-profit society dedicated to promoting forest safety. Through the efforts of industry, solid progress in reducing serious injuries and fatalities has been made (see attachment on this article). Our challenge is to build on the success of the last seven years.

Falling Supervisor Workload Analysis and Survey

Falling Supervisor Survey

During the Falling Supervisor Workload Analysis conducted in 2010, a recommendation to conduct a Falling Supervisor survey was made. Thank you to the 102 falling supervisors that participated. We will be using the results to improve faller safety in our programs and training. Click here to view the Full Version or Abbreviated Version.

Condolences to the community of Burns Lake

The BC Forest Safety Council would like to offer its sincere condolences to those affected by the recent tragedy in Burns Lake at the Babine Forest Products Mill. Those who have been lost or injured, their families, and the workers of Babine Forest Products will experience the aftermath of this disaster for some time to come.

Working Safely in Avalanche Country Workshop

This session covers what to look out for when working in avalanche terrain, what equipment you need and tips for staying safe in the woods during winter.

The workshop is being presented by Carole Savage, a Registered Professional Forester and an Active Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. Carole is experienced in both forestry operations/avalanche control and delivers the snowmobile backcountry avalanche workshops training for the Canadian Avalanche Association. WorkSafe BC will also be on hand to answer your questions about changes in the avalanche regulation (4.1.1 – Snow Avalanche Assessments).

This workshop is suitable for field workers, safety coordinators, company owners, equipment operators and anyone who may be working in avalanche exposure areas.

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