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  • Shock mount failure leaves UTV inoperable

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2023/11/01

    UTV operator stranded after shock mount breaks. Learn more in this submitted alert.

  • October 2023 Monthly Safety Alert – Flying Safely Over Water

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2023/10/26

    Flying aircraft over large bodies of water introduces unique hazards not found when flying over land. Read more.

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Hog Chute Failure

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/10/26

    Safety Alert A loader operator pulled a bin from under a yellow chute that was directing hog from the galley. When the operator backed up, the bin struck the chute… Read More

  • Vancouver Island Safety Conference is tomorrow, Oct 28th

    Alert Type: BCFSC Announcement
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: Nanaimo
    Date: 2023/10/24

    VISC 2023 is taking place this Saturday, October 28th from 8:30am – 3:30pm.  Take a look at what you can expect at this year’s conference focused on Navigating the Future… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Flat Bar Stored Energy

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/10/19

    Safety Alert During a shop clean-up, a worker tossed a pallet into the garbage bin located next to the fiberglass shop. The pallet landed on a 20ft long ½” x… Read More

  • Watch for water bars on resource roads

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: Gorman Bros. Lumber
    Location: Southern Interior
    Date: 2023/10/16

    A worker driving on a resource road impacted an unnoticed water bar. Learn more in this submitted alert.

  • Fatality Alert – Sept 29

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Date: 2023/10/13

    On September 29th, a bridge maintenance worker was fatally injured when they were struck by a tree that fell from a steep slope above the bridge. Read more

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Worker Splashed with Hot Water

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/10/12

    Safety Alert A water deluge system activated causing a blend chamber to fill with hot water. A worker was tasked to open the blend chamber slide gate and empty the… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – September 26, 2023 – Helicopter Incident

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Date: 2023/10/04

    On September 26th, a Bell 206L helicopter went down near Purden Ski Hill, east of Prince George. The pilot and one passenger were fatally injured in the crash. Read more

  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023

    Alert Type: BCFSC Announcement
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/09/29

    September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation; a day of reflection, remembrance and acknowledgement to honour the lives lost, the Survivors and those forever impacted by the… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Shaving Bin Hazard

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/09/28

    Safety Alert A pellet plant employee observed smoke coming from the planer bag-house area. A fire started in Planer Bin #2 and quickly spread down the connecting pipe to Bin… Read More

  • September 2023 Monthly Safety Alert – Safe Travel on Resource Roads

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2023/09/25

    Driving on resource roads requires concentration and good judgement to get to your destination safely. Consider these safe driving strategies. Read more.

  • Fatality Alert – September 19, 2023 – Wildland Firefighters MVI

    Date: 2023/09/21

    On September 19th at approximately 2:00am, four wildland firefighters were fatally injured on Highway 1 near Walhachin. RCMP investigators indicated the fire crew’s pick-up truck failed to navigate a bend… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Lockout Verified Lockout Violation

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2023/09/21

    Lockout Verified Lockout Violation A Millwright locked out the Main Air for the Log Processing Infeed (using a scissor clamp). A clean up person also locked out the Main Air… Read More

  • Plan ahead and use caution when travelling on BC’s resource roads

    Alert Type: BCFSC Safety Alert, Industry Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety
    Date: 2023/09/21

    Autumn is an active time in BC forests. Wildlife, recreational users and industry are all sharing access roads and the back country. There are many hazards to consider for personal… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Pinched Finger in Chain

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2023/09/14

    The maintenance team responded to a broken deck chain at the barker. During the repair, a two-person team was jumping the chain over the idler sprocket at an S-drive. MAG… Read More

  • Walking in the woods: Keep it injury-free

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2023/09/07

    Dew on the ground in a shaded area caused a worker to slip, resulting in a fractured ankle. Learn more in this submitted alert.

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Close Call, Steel in Log

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2023/09/07

    Close Call, Steel in Log While a logging truck was being unloaded a worker noticed a large metal object in the log, two feet from the end. The log was… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Loading Transport Truck with Crane

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2023/08/31

    Loading Transport Truck with Crane In January, while loading a 40,000lb Transformer with a crane onto a transport truck, the truck driver was observed getting onto the flat deck being… Read More

  • August 2023 Monthly Safety Alert – Innovative Safety Equipment for Field Crews

    Date: 2023/08/29

    Many high-risk in-field activities can be made safer and productivity increased by using innovative new tools and products. Here are some examples of how some forestry operations are using technology… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Other Trespasser and Drug Paraphernalia

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2023/08/24

    Other Trespasser and Drug Paraphernalia Following up of a report of trespassers on the mill property, a camp/shelter was discovered as well as items that had the potential to be… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Loader Operator and Truck Driver – Near Miss (SIFp)

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/08/17

    Safety Alert While unloading a logging truck at a log yard, a log fell from the top load and struck the brim of the driver’s hard hat and their left… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Sawmill Damaged by Fire when Hog Fuel Ignited

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2023/08/10

    Sawmill Damaged by Fire when Hog Fuel Ignited – July 2016 A smouldering summer hog fire was put out by some workers dousing it with water from a hose, however,… Read More

  • No Go Decisions on Wildfires

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2023/08/03

    In recent situations on wildfires, operators made No Go decisions and did not attempt to continue work. Learn why in this submitted alert.

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Boom Boat Sinking

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2023/08/03

    While stowing bundles, a boom boat (side winder) rapidly sank in 290’ of water. The Operator was able to jump clear and was uninjured. MAG – Safety Alert – Boom… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – July 28, 2023 – Wildland Firefighter

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Date: 2023/08/02

    On July 28th, 2023, a wildland firefighter was fatally injured while working on a wildfire north of Fort St. John. Media reports indicate the Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) the worker… Read More

  • July 2023 Monthly Safety Alert – Safely Loading, Unloading and Transporting ATVs

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2023/07/27

    Every year forestry workers are seriously injured while operating ATVs. Incidents caused by improperly loading or unloading of ATVs can be just as serious as ATV crashes or rollovers. Read… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Worker’s Clothing Ignites

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2023/07/27

    A worker had been conducting an inspection of an industrial furnace; lying on their side, on the ground, facing the furnace. When they stood up, their coveralls ignited in the… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – July 13, 2023 – Wildland Firefighter

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Company: Wildfire
    Location: Revelstoke
    Date: 2023/07/20

    Preliminary Information: A wildland firefighter was fatally injured while working on a fire near Revelstoke, BC.  News agencies report that the firefighter was found trapped under a fallen tree and… Read More

  • Grazing grizzly bear encounters brushing crew

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2023/07/20

    A grizzly bear feasting on wild berries encountered a 4-person brushing crew two days in a row. Learn more in this submitted alert.