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Prime Contractor Management Package - Seeking Participants for Working Group

The BC Forest Safety Council is seeking input from industry as we start to develop a Prime Contractor Management resource package. The intent behind the package is to answer your questions about what your role and responsibilities are when accepting Prime Contractor status.

Sawmills – Combustible Dust Cleanup Safety Considerations

1. The attached information has been assembled by industry in response to the recent explosions at two north interior sawmills.
2. Wood dust under the right concentrations, right properties and location can become explosive with an ignition source.
3. This information is a compilation of procedures and practices aimed at ensuring mills safely cleanup wood dust.

Deepest sympathy for the Lakeland Sawmills workers and their families

The BC Forest Safety Council expresses our deepest sympathy to those injured and killed in the explosion and fire at the Lakeland Sawmills operation.

WorkSafeBC inviting feedback by May 25 on proposed new policy relating to the status of resource roads as workplaces.

WorkSafeBC is inviting feedback on their proposed new policy relating to the status of resource roads as workplaces.

Proposed 2012 Changes to WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

WorkSafeBC is seeking comments and feedback on proposed changes to its Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR). WorkSafeBC will be hosting four (4) public hearings during May – June 2012.

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