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  • MAG – Safety Alert – Failure to Wear PPE

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/05/23

    Safety Alert A Planer Millwright was changing a ~200lb Planer Infeed Roll Assembly, due to restricted space they had to change their means of transport and rigging. While lowering the… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Lockout Gate Securement

    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/05/16

    Safety Alert Every gate that accesses a lockout area must have signage indicating it is a lockout area. It must also be secured and require a tool to open the… Read More

  • Worker Fatigue and Journey Management

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2024/05/10

    Fatigue led to a driver falling asleep behind the wheel while on a forest service road. Learn more in this submitted alert.

  • Log Falls From Trailer During Unchaining

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Location: New Zealand
    Date: 2024/05/09

    The truck driver left the sort, leaving a spilled log on the ground and the incident unreported. Learn more in this industry alert from New Zealand.

  • Woody Debris Ignites On Skidder

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Location: New Zealand
    Date: 2024/05/09

    Faulty, damaged and worn machine components can be a fire hazard. Learn more in this industry alert from New Zealand.

  • MAG- Safety Alert – Lost Time

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/05/09

    Safety Alert A Stacker attendant was pushed by the lumber on the stacker table into the console/ live fence structure when they inadvertently stepped on the ducker lower pedal. They… Read More

  • Tree planters need to know weather stations for specific blocks

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2024/05/08

    Being aware of how to determine the representative weather station for a specific block is crucial for tree planters. Learn more in this submitted alert.

  • Survey Invitation for BC Forestry Workers – Deadline Extended

    Alert Type: BCFSC Announcement
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/05/02

    Forestry Workers’ Perceptions on Safety Survey The Forestry Workers’ Perceptions on Safety Survey deadline has been extended to May 18, 2024.   The BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) is inviting… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Hand Laceration

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/05/02

    Safety Alert Two maintenance workers were in a storeroom conducting pre-job evaluations of sprinkler pipes that required replacing. They needed a ladder to get up high enough to determine the… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – 50% Caustic Spray

    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/04/25

    Safety Alert A worker was doing chemical prep and was about to transfer over 50% caustic from a railcar into the 50% storage tank. The worker did not hook up… Read More

  • April 2024 Monthly Safety Alert – Preparing for Wildfire Season

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2024/04/22

    Share the following information with your crews and take action to improve safety for the upcoming wildfire season. Read more

  • MAG Safety Alert – Railroad Crossing

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/04/18

    Safety Alert An empty truck and trailer were crossing the railway track approaching site 2 planer, when the CN Train pushing 16 empty cars on to site struck the truck… Read More

  • Hazards of working around helicopter sling loads

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Location: Ontario
    Date: 2024/04/11

    Ontario mining operations incident results in fatality. Learn more in this hazard alert.

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Fires Linked to Power Tool Batteries

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/04/11

    Safety Alert In manufacturing more fires are happening because of power tool batteries, especially the lithium-ion type. Understanding the risk is important for all workers so they can stay safe… Read More

  • ISC REGISTRATION

    Alert Type: BCFSC Announcement
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/04/05

    Join us on Thursday, May 9th at the Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre in Kamloops, BC for the BCFSC’s Interior Safety Conference (ISC). This annual event that brings together… Read More

  • Solar Eclipse April 8: Protect Your Eyes

    Alert Type: BCFSC Safety Alert
    Date: 2024/04/04

    A total solar eclipse on April 8th will be partially visible in BC. Discuss the hazards with your workers and learn more in this BCFSC Alert.

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Forklift Pedestrian Incident

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/04/04

    Safety Alert An employee was heading out to their car on a designated walkway at the end of their shift. They noticed a large, loaded forklift parked near the walkway…. Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – T & G Hoist Safety Pin Failure

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/03/28

    Safety Alert Two millwrights were fixing a scissor arm bearing on the outfeed hoist. They followed the correct lockout procedure of the hoist and installed the safety pin prior to… Read More

  • March 2024 Monthly Safety Alert – Health and Wellness

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2024/03/27

    In forestry, safety is always a top priority, but health and wellness are equally important. Promote healthy living in your safety programs and crew talks. Read more

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Forklift Hand Crush Incident

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/03/19

    Safety Alert An employee was seriously injured when the left fork of a forklift was repositioned too close to the centre of the carriage. The incident occurred when a bailerman… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Air Lockout

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/03/14

    Safety Alert – Safety Innovation  Air Lockout – In years past, workers have forgotten to lockout the air which is the only lockout involved in this area and would go… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Planer Live Fence

    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/03/07

    Safety Alert An employee at a planer mill was grading lumber at the grade table. While performing the task, a broken piece of wood caught in the live fence just… Read More

  • March 2024 – Forest Safety Newsletter

    Alert Type: BCFSC Announcement
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/03/05

    The spring 2024 edition of the Forest Safety News is now available. Read the latest issue by downloading a copy or read it online. March 2024 – Forest Safety News

  • Helicopter Engine Failure

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Location: Taseko Mountain area
    Date: 2024/03/04

    A helicopter being utilized to conduct bighorn sheep surveys experienced engine failure. Learn more in this submitted alert.

  • February 2024 Monthly Safety Alert – SIFp

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2024/02/29

    What is SIFp? Significant Incident Failure Potential (SIFp) refers to close call events with a high risk of serious injury or fatality. Read more

  • Changes to Year-end Audit Due Date

    Alert Type: BCFSC Announcement
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/02/28

    A significant change to the SAFE Companies program taking place in 2024 impacting employers that normally submit audits in December. Please note: All other employers with audit due dates between… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Contractor Home Incident

    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/02/23

    Safety Alert A contractor was working at home on his vehicle when the wrench he was using made contact with one of the posts on the battery. The contractor was… Read More

  • Processor Chain Shot Incident

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2024/02/22

    It sounded like a gunshot when a processor’s chain broke. A piece embedded in the machine’s protective windshield. Learn more in this submitted alert.

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Failed Electrical Connection

    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/02/22

    Safety Alert After undergoing routine maintenance on an air compressor, the unit was restarted. When it started back up, the green electrical cabinet suddenly blew open and a bright flash… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Press Outfeed Fire

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/02/15

    Safety Alert A fire occurred at a press outfeed. It was caused by a build-up of material located in the area behind the chain cleaning boxes, in the top heat… Read More