Webinars & Workshops

SIFp, So Now What? Refining SIFp Principles into a High-Risk Activities Program

In this BCFSC SIFp (Serious Injury or Failure potential) webinar, Marla Nicol, Safety Supervisor and Kristen Stinson, Vice President & General Manager, Corporate Services from Conifex Timber Inc. provide practical guidelines to adjust broad-based SIFp principals into a safety plan that works for your company using insights from Conifex’s own integration plan.

December 16, 2020 Webinar with Marla Nicol and Kristen Stinson of Conifex Timber Inc.


Serious Incident and Fatality Potential (SIFp) Campaign

As part of the Serious Incident & Fatality Potential (SIFp) Campaign, BCFSC is hosting a series of webinars by industry leaders who are implementing processes in their organizations aimed at drawing attention to events that have the potential to cause serious injuries or fatalities but which may be overlooked by the Medical Incident Rate or Recordable Rate bench-marking stats. By pooling and collectively analyzing SIFp data, trends and opportunities for fundamental program changes can be implemented.

October 20th, 2020 with Troy Withey of West Fraser Webinar


Building a Workplace Alcohol & Drug Program Webinar

Along with the new Workplace Alcohol and Drug Resource Package, this webinar will provide you with the necessary information to build an effective Workplace Alcohol and Drug Program for your company. This webinar is designed for company owners, managers, supervisors, safety coordinators and joint OH&S committee members.

Workplace Alcohol & Drug Program Webinar


How WorkSafeBC Sets Rates Webinar

Have you ever wondered how your WorkSafeBC assessment rate is set?

Gerry Paquette, Manager in the Certification and Rate Modification Dept. at WorkSafeBC and a former tree planter, will take you through the process to show how your rate is determined.

No previous knowledge is required. This is great information for company owners and management, supervisors, safety coordinators, office managers and other interested participants.

WorkSafeBC Rates Webinar


Injury Management/Return to Work Webinar

Join the BC Forest Safety Council for an informative one and a half hour webinar that covers strategies for building and maintaining an Injury Management/Return to Work (IM/RTW) program. An effective program to rehabilitate workers after an injury helps reduce costs and downtime.

This webinar covers:

  • The basics of what makes an effective IM/RTW program
  • Assistance in developing a plan specific to company workplace and activities
  • BCFSC tools and support services

2013 Injury Management/Return to Work Webinar

This webinar does not meet the SAFE Companies Audit training requirements. Additional training is required.


Overexertion Injury Prevention Webinar

Do you have a bad back? This webinar is for you!

This one hour webinar will use examples from tree falling, log truck driving and silviculture operations to explain what overexertion injuries are, and how they occur.

A focus of the presentation will be to introduce tools that you can use in your company’s operations to prevent these injuries. In addition to sprains and strains, heat stress injuries such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

Overexertion Webinar


Prime Contractors Webinar

Join the BC Forest Safety Council for an informative one hour webinar where we will discuss:

  • What is a qualified prime contractor?
  • What are the responsibilities of a prime contractor?
  • What are the responsibilities when assigning prime contractor status?

The framework for this discussion will be the new Prime Contractor Guide produced by the Council and now available to the forest industry.

 Please contact training@bcforestsafe.org or call 1-877-741-1060 if you are interested in this webinar.


Slip Trips and Falls Injury Prevention Webinar

This recorded webinar covers strategies for managing slips, trips and falls injuries. Material includes the mechanics of gait, effective pre-season preparation, ergonomics, simple field-based observations and coaching techniques for reducing front-line worker slips, trips and falls.

The 1½ hour webinar was presented by Dave Coates of ErgoRisk Management Group.

Slips, Trips and Fall Webinar


Snowmobile Safety for Forestry Contractors Webinar

It’s sled season again! Are you and your crews prepared? Join us for a lively two hour 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.

Snowmobile Safety Webinar


WorkSafeBC Supervising For Safety - Online Course

Meeting your workplace safety obligations and becoming a more effective supervisor

This free course offers you 24-7 access to high-quality safety materials. It also allows you to select the topics you want to explore and proceed at your own pace.

Online Course