Safety Alerts

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  • Alert Type

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Blocked Photo Eye

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/05/19

    Safety Alert 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 decided… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Conveyor Jam Up

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/05/11

    Safety Alert An employee had just cleared a full length jam up at the strip station. The work required three different lockout points. When the strips jammed again, the employee… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – April 25, 2022

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Date: 2022/05/03

    On April 13th, 2022, a forestry worker was seriously injured while clearing brush along a road near Woss, BC. He was making falling cuts on an alder when it split… Read More

  • Industry Alert – Trailer Frame Structural Failure

    Date: 2022/04/29

    An aluminum trailer loaded with two snowmobiles was being towed on a resource road when the tongue of the trailer broke. Learn more in this alert submitted by BC Timber… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Hoist Malfunction

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/04/26

    Safety Alert 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

  • April 2022 Monthly Safety Alert – Wildlife Collision Prevention

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/04/22

    Wildlife collisions are one of many risks and hazards BC drivers are exposed to throughout the year and these collisions can cause serious injuries and fatalities for both people and… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Kiln Cart Ran Over By Forklift

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/04/20

    Safety Alert A Forklift Operator was carrying a load while traveling through the storage yard. Their left door suddenly slammed shut due to a broken door latch. MAG – Safety… Read More

  • Swamper hit by fly rock during blast

    Date: 2022/04/19

    A worker was hit and injured by a piece of fly rock that weighed approximately 1.5 pounds. Learn more in the submitted alert by clicking here.

  • Winch-assisted machine slides on thin soil, tumbles over

    Date: 2022/04/14

    A recent incident of a winch-assist machine sliding on rock highlights the importance of the machine being able to maintain traction on its own at any time. Hazard Alert: Winch… Read More

  • Metal-contaminated log causes sawmill damage, downtime

    Date: 2022/04/14

    A metal-contaminated log was processed at a sawmill, and the embedded metal caused damage and downtime. Workers were also exposed to a serious hazard. Learn more in the submitted alert… Read More