Safety Alerts

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  • MAG – Safety Alert – Lockout Hidden Stored Energy In Radicon

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/02/09

    Interactions with Gear Reducers/Radicons have been responsible for many serious injuries within the forest products manufacturing industry. When a conveyor gets plugged up or jammed, the Radicon or Gear Box… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Loader Assist Injury

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/02/02

    A log truck driver was injured when he was struck by the loader grapple. The driver was taken to the hospital where medical treatment was required. TAG Safety Alert – Loader… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Lockout Babbitt Mold

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/02/02

    An employee was in the process of making Babbitt plates in the filing room and had completed a number of mold pours. A countersink pin for the mold had fallen… Read More

  • Industrial traffic and private vehicle close encounter

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Location: Christian Valley Road
    Date: 2022/01/28

    A forestry worker was travelling down an unpaved road in the Boundary region (east of Beaverdell, BC) and encountered a pickup towing a camper trailer. The worker ended up in… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – Jan 24, 2022

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Date: 2022/01/27

    Preliminary Information: On January 24, 2022 in the Sunshine Coast area, a faller was fatally injured when the tree he was falling broke and he was struck by a piece… Read More

  • January 2022 Monthly Safety Alert – Helicopter Long Line Safety

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2022/01/27

    Helicopters are an important part of many forestry operations. One of their functions is using long lines to move equipment or cargo. The following alert features some safety precautions for… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Lifting Trailer Drop

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/01/26

    A Contract log truck driver had raised their trailer to the yellow skirting. The driver let go of the hoist control pendent and moved toward the truck cab to back… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Hazardous Materials System Failure

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/01/19

    The dust extraction system for the planer was turned off during a power reset which resulted in a backdraft of fine dust into the planer. Upon investigation it was identified… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – Jan 10, 2022

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2022/01/17

    Preliminary Information: A sawmill worker was fatally injured after being impacted by a bucket loader at a Lower Mainland mill log yard on January 10, 2022. Read more

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Fire – Edger Motor Mount

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/01/12

    A Hot Work permit was issued for welding on an edger motor mount. The permit issuer failed to inspect the work area to ensure all combustibles were removed prior to… Read More