Safety Alerts

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  • MAG – Safety Alert – Dropped Saw Blade

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/09/15

    Safety Alert During a scheduled bandsaw change on the 8” canter an employee proceeded to remove the saw from the wheel prior to the saw cradle being lowered into position…. Read More

  • Runaway Log Rolls Onto FSR

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/09/09

    Crew was driving up the FSR when a chunk of log came speeding down the slope and off the cut bank of the road.  It hit the truck and caused… Read More

  • MAG- Safety Alert – Trailer Hoist Cable

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/09/08

    Safety Alert During a log truck trailer lift, the trailer loader hoist cable broke causing the trailer to drop two feet and hit the ground. The cable broke during the… Read More

  • August 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – Resource Road Driving

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2021/09/01

    Jeff is a new supervisor responsible for training his field crews heading out onto resource roads. Considering the hazards they need to be aware of, Jeff wants to ensure they… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Blocked Photo Eye

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/09/01

    Blocked Photo Eye To resolve edger feed stops, the sawmill edger operator called for supervisor assistance. A short wait would be required, and this was communicated via radio. The operator… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Melted Connections

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/08/25

    Melted Connections An electrician was called to troubleshoot a melted plastic odour at the Twin Bandmill MCC. He checked the bucket for loose or damaged connections and could not locate… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Pinched Finger in Chain

    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/08/18

    Pinched Finger in Chain The maintenance team responded to a broken deck chain at the barker. During the repair, a two-person team was jumping the chain over the idler sprocket… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Blown Tire

    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/08/11

    Blown Tire A shop worker had removed a rock between dual tires. As the worker went to collect the chain, the tire exploded, and road surface materials (rocks, mud, debris)… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Finger Struck by Swivel Socket

    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/08/04

    Finger Struck by Swivel Socket Employees were tasked with replacing the gaskets in the heater pipe on the desiccant dryer. The flanges had been taken apart and the gaskets were… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Hoist Malfunction

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/07/28

    Hoist Malfunction Two employees were performing a saw change for the Headrig bandsaw using a hoist in the filing room. The hoist was lifted, and Employee #1 began pulling the… Read More