Safety Alerts

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  • 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