Safety Alerts

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  • Register for the Vancouver Island Safety Conference

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2022/09/22

     2022 VANCOUVER ISLAND SAFETY CONFERENCE   Date: Saturday, October 29th Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm (Registration opens at 7:30am) Location: Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, BC   After two years… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Hazardous Materials System Failure

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/09/21

    Safety Alert The dust extraction system for the planer was turned off during a power reset which resulted in a back-draft of fine dust into the planer. Upon investigation, it… Read More

  • THE 2022 VANCOUVER ISLAND SAFETY CONFERENCE RETURNS

    Alert Type: BCFSC Safety Alert
    Date: 2022/09/16

      Saturday, October 29th at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, BC   After two years hiatus due to the pandemic, this free conference is back with forestry-related safety… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Collision

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/09/15

    Collision A pickup truck drove into the back of a logging truck trailer due to poor visibility and dusty road conditions. TAG Safety Alert – Collission  

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Overhead Electrical Wire Incident

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/09/15

    Safety Alert A high stacker operator was moving equipment on a trailer from one location to another. This equipment is moved twice a year – once in the spring, to… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Angle Grinder Incident

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/08/31

    Safety Alert An employee was using an angle grinder with a sanding disc attachment to sharpen a welded saw tooth. While completing this task the sanding disc hooked the tooth… Read More

  • August 2022 Monthly Safety Alert – Truck Rollovers

    Date: 2022/08/29

    Recently, there have been three serious rollover incidents reported by WorkSafeBC. Read more

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Overhead Lifting Devices – Side Pulling

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/08/24

    Safety Alert Side-pulling occurs when attempting to lift any load that is not located directly under the hoist’s hook.   Another form of side-pulling occurs when a crane operator attempts… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Boom Boat Sinking

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/08/17

    Safety Alert A boom boat (sidewinder) rapidly sank in 290’ of water while stowing bundles. The operator was able to jump clear and was uninjured. The sidewinder remained submerged after… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Molly Failure

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/08/11

    Molly Failure A log truck driver lifted his trailer up with the trailer hoist. As he was backing up his truck underneath the trailer, the molly failed, causing the trailer… Read More