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  • 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.

  • MAG Safety Alert – Loader Fire

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2023/07/20

    Loader Fire As a loader operator gathered rejected logs at the reject bin he smelled smoke, looked behind and noticed a spark. He then radioed the mill and headed to… Read More

  • Missed check-in prompts search for field technician

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd.
    Date: 2023/07/18

    A forest technician missed their afternoon check-in while out conducting road inspections.

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Log Truck Roll Away – Near Miss

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/07/13

    Safety Alert A logging truck driver was in the process of loading a trailer at the trailer hoist when it was noticed that the truck began to roll away. The… Read More

  • Tree planter hospitalized following bear attack

    Alert Type: BCFSC Safety Alert, Industry Alert
    Date: 2023/07/10

    The BC Conservation Service is investigating what it believes was a defensive grizzly bear attack on a tree planter working near Tumbler Ridge. Learn more, and access helpful resources in… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Fire from Hot Work Hazard

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2023/07/06

    Fire from Hot Work Hazard An employee was grinding and welding cracks on a step feeder. The spark-watch was downstairs watering down the area below when he noticed a small… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Hog – Clearing Bark from Hog Rotor

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/06/29

    Safety Alert An employee was working on freeing bark debris that was caught in the Hog rotor. The employee used their hands to rotate the rotor in a back-and-forth, direction… Read More

  • June 2023 Monthly Safety Alert – Preparing for Hot Summer Work

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2023/06/28

    With the hot weather upon us, now is a good time to think about how to prepare for working safely in the heat. Read more

  • Walking on logs: Assess the risk each time

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: Mosaic Forest Management
    Location: Coastal BC
    Date: 2023/06/20

    Recent injuries resulting from walking on logs reinforce the need to assess for hazards. Learn more in this submitted alert.

  • MAG Safety Alert – Loader Operator Near Miss

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2023/06/15

    Loader Operator Near Miss A Merchandizer Operator was attempting to fix a cross up on the Re-Entry Step Feeder. They turned on the Blue Notification Light to notify the Loader… Read More

  • Review your Emergency Response Plan for work in remote settings

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2023/06/12

    Reviewing your Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for evacuation of a seriously injured or sick worker from a remote worksite is extremely important. Learn more in this submitted alert.

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Bobcat Operator Trapped

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/06/01

    Safety Alert A sawmill employee was using a Bobcat to clean out an area across from the sawmill strip hoist. The operator was lowering the bucket to the back blade… Read More

  • May 2023 Monthly Safety Alert – Wildfire Safety

    Alert Type: BCFSC Safety Alert, Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2023/05/29

    The safest way to deal with wildfires is to prevent them from starting in the first place. If a fire does start on your worksite, being well trained and prepared… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Safeguarding Falling Lumber from Conveyor

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/05/25

    A cross-up occurred on an overhead belt causing boards to fall to the ground below. An employee had completed his forklift pre-trip and just entered his bobcat when this occurred…. Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Pinched Hand Resulting in Medical Treatment

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/05/17

    Safety Alert A worker sustained a contusion to their right hand while assisting another worker at a filing room head saw bench. The worker placed their right hand on the… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Flash Ignition in Fuel Metering Bin

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/05/04

    Safety Alert An employee was instructed to clean out the ledges in the Fuel Metering Bin South Overfill Door. He opened the latch door and found the ledges covered in… Read More

  • Work Safely Around Powerlines

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2023/05/04

    Work safely around powerlines. Read more.

  • Special Public Avalanche Warning

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2023/04/28

    A Special Public Avalanche Warning has been issued by Avalanche Canada ahead of the expected warm weather this weekend throughout BC. It will remain in effect through Monday, May 1…. Read More

  • April 2023 Monthly Safety Alert – Next Level Safety

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2023/04/28

    When you take a close look at the safest organizations, there are some practices and attributes that they all share. These best practices can be adopted by your own organization… Read More

  • Overhead Line Strikes

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: Mosaic Forest Management
    Date: 2023/04/11

    Overhead line strikes with heavy equipment reveal gaps in hazard and risk assessments. Learn more in this industry-submitted alert.

  • March 2023 Monthly Safety Alert – Maintenance Safety

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2023/03/30

    Spring break-up is typically a time for maintenance and repairs. Whether it’s maintaining a bridge, log truck or fire pump, there are some essential practices that will help keep you… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Sawmill Fire in a Barker

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/03/15

    Safety Alert During scheduled maintenance on the Barker, a millwright noticed the feed-rolls on set #2 needed to be fixed. During the inspection, it was also noticed the kidney plates… Read More

  • Driver Distraction Sends Logging Truck Over Embankment

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2023/03/14

    A log truck driver escaped unharmed after his vehicle left the roadway.   Learn more in this industry submitted alert.

  • MAG – Safety Alert – High Carbon Monoxide Readings

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/03/09

    Safety Alert Workers reported to the weekend maintenance supervisor about an abnormal melting / burning smell in the sawmill. The supervisor retrieved a Ventis MX4 detector used for confined space… Read More

  • Hydraulic Hose Failure Leads to Cut Tether Chain

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: Canoe Forest Products
    Location: Scotch Creek, BC
    Date: 2023/03/03

    While bunching using winch assist, the hydraulic hose for the boom burst, causing the boom to drop suddenly. Learn more in this submitted alert.

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Hydraulic Fluid Hazard

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Date: 2023/02/27

    Safety Alert Anyone working on or around pressurized fluid systems are at risk of being exposed to hydraulic fluid hazards. Preventive measures and precautions must be taken as exposure to… Read More

  • Faulty Radio Leads To Close Call With Loaded Log Truck

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2023/02/27

    Using a faulty handheld radio during resource road travel leads to close call with a loaded log truck. Learn more in this industry submitted alert.

  • February 2023 Monthly Safety Alert – Planning for Emergencies

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2023/02/24

    Emergency Response Planning means preparing yourself with the right information, training and equipment to respond safely and efficiently if an injury or other unexpected event occurs.  Read more

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Finger Tip Amputation

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/02/23

    Safety Alert A barker operator called to have a barker tool arm inspected. Millwrights were assigned to the task and locked it out. The operator tested the lock out which… Read More