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  • Industry Alert – Faller Struck by Overhead Hazard

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: INTERFOR
    Location: Coastal BC
    Date: 2020/10/19

    Faller Struck by Overhead Hazard A Faller was overcoming a limb tied cedar tree hazard. He was using an alder to push the hazard over. The faller kept a close… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Cold Temperatures

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/10/15

    Working in Cold Temperatures With the cold winter temperatures, we need to ensure we are doing everything we can to stay safe. Working in cold or freezing temperatures for a… Read More

  • Industry Alert – Chainsaw Kickback Injury

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: Oregon Occupational Health and Safety
    Location: USA
    Date: 2020/10/12

    Chainsaw Kickback Injury Requires Surgery to Hand Crew was working on a small diameter tree thinning project. Trees were cut down, cut into pieces, and put in piles. Piles were… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Serious Near Miss Pulling Cable with Loader

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/10/08

    Serious Near Miss Pulling Cable with Loader Tradesmen were replacing a conveyor drag chain using a winch to pull the drag chain through the conveyor. When the winch failed, the… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Driver Pinches Hand at Trailer Hoist

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/10/05

    While using the trailer hoist to lower the rear trailer onto the lead, the driver had to reposition the trailer during the sequence using the hoist controls, and accidentally lowered… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – October 3, 2020

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/10/03

    Preliminary Information On October 3, 2020, a worker was fatally injured when their vehicle went off a resource road near Houston, BC. We extend our condolences to the family and… Read More

  • Industry Alert – PPE Caught Fire During Pile During

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: Gilbert Smith Forest Products
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/10/01

    Workers High Visibility PPE Caught Fire While Pile Burning A worker was conducting pile burning activities and their high visibility shirt caught on fire. The worker was able to put… Read More

  • October 2020 Monthly Safety Alert – Winter Driving Safety

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/10/01

    Shift Into Winter – Winter Driving Safety Campaign Shift Into Winter is an annual safety campaign that provides drivers with winter driving information and tips on how to stay safe… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Serious Incident -Tall Oil Sump Grating

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/10/01

    Serious Incident -Tall Oil Sump Grating A worker was preparing to lockout a piece of equipment and was standing on some oil sump grating. The grating fell away causing the… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Fall from Elevation – Hot Work

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/09/24

    Fall from Elevation – Hot Work A contractor was welding on some head rig infeed jump chains. A fire developed underneath the infeed chains. MAG Safety Alert – Fall from… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert -Winch Assist Buncher Flops Over on Rock Bluff

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/09/17

    A buncher was hooked up to winch assist machine and the operator was bunching his way down the cutblock. The area had some very steep ground and rock bluffs (70%+… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Serious Near Miss-Piece of Edger Saw Ejected

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/09/17

    Serious Near Miss-Piece of Edger Saw Ejected A slab was caught between the guard and saw of the saw edger. While the edger shifted the saws to the next set;… Read More

  • Industry Alert – Recreational Resource Road Users Caution

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/09/16

    Hunters and “Corona” Campers Need to Use Caution and Planning When Travelling on Resource Roads Resource roads are not built to the same standard as highways and might not have… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Self-Tapping Screws/Cable Tray

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/09/10

    Self-Tapping Screws/Cable Tray A sign in a MCC room had been attached to a cable tray using self tapping screws. This cable tray houses 600 VAC power cables, the self… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Serious Near Miss – Rail Car Door Fell Off

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/09/03

    Serious Near Miss – Rail Car Door Fell Off A rail car door was opened by the warehouse operator who was following the safe work procedure and using the lift… Read More

  • September 2020 Monthly Safety Alert – “See Something, Say Something”

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Date: 2020/09/01

    “See Something, Say Something” This alert looks at some of the reasons why we don’t always speak up when we identify safety concerns. The adage of “If you see something,… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Cinch Loosens and Hits Pick-up Truck

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/08/31

    A log truck with a load of pulp on a mill-to-mill transfer hit a large bump on a bridge approach on the highway and the cam over chain cinch came… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Lockout Violation – Crossing Guardrails

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/08/20

    Lockout Violation – Crossing Guardrails While attempting to troubleshoot an issue with Planer Stacker Hoist, a Shift Millwright stepped through a guardrail and into a lockout area in order to… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Rollover on Forest Service Road

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/08/13

    The shoulder of the road gave way when a loaded log truck moved over to make room for a non-radio controlled motorcyclist he met on aForest Service Road. TAG Safety… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Log Truck Rolled into Highway

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/08/13

    Log Truck Rolled into Highway The driver of a log truck was preparing to load his trailer at the trailer hoist. When the driver exited his truck they forgot to… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Pinched Finger at Gang

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/08/06

    Pinched Finger at Gang While sorting pieces at the Gang outfeed, a piece was crossed up traveling down the transfer. After attempting to straighten the piece unsuccessfully, the operator stopped… Read More

  • Industry Alert – ATVs & Water Bar Hazards

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: Gorman Bros.
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/08/01

    ATVs and Water Bar Hazards An ATV struck a water bar that was not visible until the operator was upon it. The impact caused the machine to jump and, although… Read More

  • August 2020 Monthly Safety Alert – Wildfire Hazards: Fire Behaviour

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/08/01

    Wildfire Hazards: Fire Behaviour Both forestry workers and fire crews responding to wildfires will be exposed to risks and hazards that exist in a wildfire environment. Fire behaviour can range… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Kiln Cart Ran Over By Forklift

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/07/30

    Kiln Cart Ran Over By Forklift A Forklift Operator was carrying a load while traveling through the storage yard. Their left door suddenly slammed shut due to a broken door… Read More

  • Industry Alert – Silviculture Operations Extreme Weather Hazard

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: Western Canada
    Date: 2020/07/12

    Silviculture Operations Hazard: Extreme Weather Warning Unusually wet weather and unstable weather systems have prevailed throughout springtime in Western Canada, and further wet and stormy weather is expected in the… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Finger Pinched While Adjusting Photo Eye

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/07/09

    Finger Pinched While Adjusting Photo Eye An electrician was called to adjust a bin index photo eye on the sorter. This is a regular and common task that is performed… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Serious Near Miss – Fall Protection Success

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/07/02

    Serious Near Miss – Fall Protection Success A serious near miss when a truck driver fell and hung for 20 to 30 minutes before rescue prompted a company to install… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Charge Pushed Through Kiln Door

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/06/25

    Charge Pushed Through Kiln Door Two forklift drivers were working together to finish up building a charge. One driver proceeded to push the last carts up against the rest of… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Heli Hill Crew Working in the Bite

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/06/24

    A Heli Hooktender sustained fractured right femur, left ankle and wrist, requiring surgery. TAG Safety Alert – Heli Hill Crew Working in the Bite For more information, contact transportation@bcforestsafe.org

  • MAG Safety Alert – Log Almost Struck Employee

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/06/18

    Log Almost Struck Employee An over length log was sent to the transfer deck and had to be cut to progress forward. A pre-work assessment was performed, lockout completed, and… Read More