From WorkSafeBC Hazard Alert 2012-07
WorkSafeBC is currently conducting investigations into the two sawmill explosions that occurred earlier this year in Burns Lake and Prince George. In the course of these investigations, our officers have come to understand that gear reducers may overheat in certain circumstances and become potentially dangerous in wood processing environments.
It’s sled season again! Are you and your crews prepared? Join us for a lively session on snowmobile safety for forestry contractors to learn about pre-trip planning for remote field locations, the right equipment for your work area, safe handling skills (including getting unstuck), safe transport of sleds and much more.
This session is a great introduction for field workers new to snowmobile use and an ideal refresher for staff. There will be lots of discussion and opportunities to share your experiences and knowledge with other forestry workers. read more »
The BC Forest Safety Council continually develops resources for the forest industry; this bulletin showcases some of the newest and most popular. Check out the website for these resources and many more at www.bcforestsafe.org or for more information give us a call at 1-877-741-1060 Nanaimo or 1-877-324-1212 Prince George.
Our mission is to support industry to eliminate all fatalities and serious injuries.
The Safety Council, ministry staff and BC Timber Sales are working hard to protect forest workers and ensure they get home safely. I commend your dedication.