Dustin Meierhofer joins BC Forest Safety Council as Director Transportation & Northern Safety

NANAIMO, December 11, 2013 – The Chair and CEO of the BC Forest Safety Council, Reynold Hert, is pleased to announce that Dustin Meierhofer has joined the Council as Director, Transportation and Northern Safety.

Dustin leads and supports the development of injury prevention programs for Transportation activities relating to Forestry and provides oversight and support with other BC Forest Safety Council safety programs and initiatives in the Northern areas of the Province.

“We are pleased to have Dustin join us and look forward to his leadership in supporting industry achieve improved safety in transportation,” said Reynold. “He is currently in the process of orientation and onboarding, and will in the course of the next few months establish contact with many companies, contractors and industry associations,” Reynold added.

Based out of the Council’s Prince George office, Dustin is a Registered Professional Forester, with more than 20 years of experience in the resource sector. Before joining the BC Forest Safety Council, he was CEO of General Biofuels BC group of companies, having held progressively more senior and diverse roles in resource management operations for Timberline Natural Resource Group, and other employers.

Throughout his career Dustin has had a core responsibility and appreciation for sound occupational health and safety practices and has authored or co-authored numerous publications and technical reports on various aspects of forestry.

“I look forward to reconnecting with many I know in the industry in my role and establishing new, strong working relationships with other groups. I recognize that the continued success of forestry is dependent on our industry’s ability to effectively integrate safety, health and wellness into everything we do,” said Dustin.

About BCFSC:

The British Columbia Forest Safety Council was created in September 2004 as a not-for-profit society dedicated to promoting forest safety in the forest industry. The organization provides training, information, guidance, safety advisor advocacy, safety reviews and audits to industry. The focus is on preventing fatalities and injuries by helping all industry participants implement best practice safety performance in every forest harvesting job. This covers silviculture activities and timber falling, to machine operators, log truck drivers, heli-logging operations, water haulers and more. Unsafe is Unacceptable.

For further information, please contact:
Pam Agnew, 250-824-5186

December 11, 2013
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