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MAG Safety Alert – Whip Checks
Safety Alert Pressurized Lines Can Cause Serious Injuries Each year workers are injured when pressurized hoses (pneumatic and hydraulic) become accidentally uncoupled from connections or a fitting failure occurs causing… Read More
With the holidays just around the corner, BCFSC has put together a Holiday Safety share to help keep you and your family safe this season. Holiday Safety Tips
Early Season Snow Hazards
Significant late October snowfall in the southern interior created access challenges on resource roads in the area. Learn more in this submitted alert from Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd.
November 2022 Safety Alert: Weather Delays and Upset Conditions
Recent extreme weather events have put additional pressure on all forestry workers. Weather-related delays can cause high-production pressure and a rush to get the work done once workers are back… Read More
MAG – Safety Alert – Uncabling Logs
Safety Alert An operator was uncabling a bundle of pulp logs secured by a LeTourneau. When the worker released the pin, a 2 foot piece of junk log rolled down… Read More
Fatality Alert – Nov 23, 2022
On November 23rd, 2022, a floatplane went down shortly after takeoff and sunk in Strachan Bay, just north of Port Hardy. The pilot and two forestry workers on board were… Read More
Grader operator airlifted out suffering from exposure
The incident highlights the importance of doing multiple check-ins when working alone, or in isolation. Learn more in this industry-submitted alert.
MAG Safety Alert – Dropped Saw Blade
Safety Alert During a scheduled bandsaw change on an 8” canter, a worker was removing the saw from the wheel before the saw cradle was lowered into position. The… Read More
Cab-tilt failures on log loaders
The cab-tilt feature on log loaders experienced failures on multiple occasions. Learn more here.
October 2022 Monthly Safety Alert – Health and Wellness
The health part of “health and safety” can often be overlooked. However, prioritizing health is critical to help forestry workers keep injury and illness free. Read more.