Safety Alerts

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  • MAG – Safety Alert – Sharp Edges on Guide Cart

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/02/01

    Safety Alert Ergonomic matting created an uneven floor surface in the Filing Room resulting in a babbitt mold cart tipping over while it was being moved. As an employee was… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Bent Pin – Upset Condition

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/01/25

    Safety Alert During an upset condition, an employee was trying to remove a bent pin from a bottom head hold-down roll to get the machine back in service. The employee… Read More

  • Close call with firewood cutters on resource road

    Date: 2023/01/20

    No radio use and no signage by firewood cutters create a serious hazard for a resource road user from industry. Learn more in this submitted alert.

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Bandsaw Hoist Failure

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/01/19

    Safety Alert Sawfilers were lowering sharp bandsaws from the saw gallery to the canter bandmills when the chain hoist carrying the saw cradle and saws failed and the loaded saw… Read More

  • Unsafe Logging Truck Loads

    Date: 2023/01/18

    Several unsafe loads have been observed recently at multiple log yards. This is a major safety hazard to forestry workers as well as the public (see photos in attached Alert).

  • January 2023 Monthly Safety Alert – Avalanche Safety

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2023/01/18

    As the winter progresses and snowpack levels increase, so does the risk of avalanches. Assessing and planning for avalanche hazards is required by regulation and is important to maintain worker… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Electrical Space Heater – Failed Power Strip Fire

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/01/11

    Safety Alert A small fire started in an office from a power bar located under an employee’s desk. Multiple devices were connected to the power bar including a space heater…. Read More

  • December 2022 Safety Alert: Emergency Drills

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2022/12/15

    Reviewing emergency response procedures in a non-emergency situation is critical to ensure the plan works and everyone knows their role and expectations. Under times of stress, when every minute counts,… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – ATV Rollover

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/12/15

    Safety Alert Serious Incident – ATV Roll Over An employee was travelling on an ATV along a deactivated road. The ATV was travelling slowly on the road which was overgrown… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Whip Checks

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/12/08

    Safety Alert Pressurized Lines Can Cause Serious Injuries Each year workers are injured when pressurized hoses (pneumatic and hydraulic) become accidentally uncoupled from connections or a fitting failure occurs causing… Read More