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Driving Change - Article Published in Silviculture Magazine Fall 2011 Issue

Article by Steven Mueller published in the Fall 2011 issue of Silivculture Magazine, www.silviculturemagazine.com

You don’t need a safety consultant to tell you that the greatest risk to silviculture workers is driving. Any tree planter can tell you that. Heading out to camp, riding to work in the crummy, backing up to the reefer, or running to town for supplies; most incidents causing significant loss will likely happen on (or off) the road. Granted, silviculture workers are more likely to suffer injuries due to repetitive stress, or slips, trips and falls. However, the big ticket items - serious injury, fatality, major vehicle damages and costly production loss - are usually due to vehicle incidents.

Natural Resource Road Act Project website

The Natural Resource Road Act Project Team is pleased to advise that the Natural Resource Road Act Project website is now live. The NRRA Project is taking a different approach to engaging stakeholders in the development of a single Act to support the management of resource roads of British Columbia than was done for Bill 30. This website and NRRA project:

Westline Harvesting Ltd. awarded Safety MVP Award

Nanaimo, B.C. – A Williams Lake logging company has received an award from the BC Forest Safety Council, in recognition of their notable contribution to forest industry safety within their operations in 2011.

Westline Harvesting Ltd. was presented the Safety M.V.P. of the Year award at the Vancouver Island Safety Conference, October 1st in Nanaimo. The award, co-presented to Westline Operations Manager David Whitwell by the Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Donna Wilson, vice-president of Industry Services and Sustainability, WorkSafeBC and Safety Council CEO Peter Lineen, was created to acknowledge safety improvements at work through persistent efforts to seek changes by a company that has demonstrated leadership in integrating health & safety into their business practices.

Sig Kemmler awarded Cary White Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement

Nanaimo, B.C. – The co-founder of Duncan-based Alternative Forest Operations Ltd. (AFO) has received an award from the BC Forest Safety Council, in recognition of a long career in the forest industry that has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to improving safety awareness, expanding safety knowledge, developing safety skills at ground level and building a lasting culture of safety among BC’s forest workers.

SAFE Training Requirements Notice - 2011-08-23

Please ensure that you read the following important information regarding your eligibility for WorkSafeBC Certification of Recognition (COR) rebates in 2012.

The WorkSafeBC (WSBC) Certificate of Recognition (COR) Standards and Guidelines requires both large and small company auditors to maintain the quality and currency of their skills and knowledge to be eligible for WSBC COR rebates.

This requirement not only applies to the traditional external large company (BASE) auditor, but also considers every person who submits a BASE, SEBASE, ISEBASE or IOO audit to be an auditor. To satisfy this requirement, WSBC requires both internal and external auditors to:

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