Safety Alerts

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  • MAG – Safety Alert – Engulfment Hazard

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/12/08

    A worker was in the process of cleaning in the Auxiliary Shaving Bin when an adjacent pile sloughed, engulfing the worker. MAG – Safety Alert – Engulfment Hazard

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Conveyor Jam Up

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/12/01

    An employee had just cleared a full length jam up at the strip station. The work required three different lockout points. MAG – Safety Alert – Conveyor Jam Up

  • Log intrusions into cab of machines

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Location: New Zealand
    Date: 2021/11/30

    Logging is dangerous work, and equipment operators are at risk too. Protective structures can mean the difference between a dangerously close call and a far worse outcome. Companies in New… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Fuelling Skidder Fatality

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Date: 2021/11/23

    A grapple skidder operator parked his machine close to a fuel truck and prepared to refuel it. The fuel truck was parked in gear with the parking brake engaged. MAG… Read More

  • November 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – BC’s Floods and Resource Road Risk

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2021/11/23

    With the amount of work that needs to be done on highways, public infrastructure and in communities, many resource roads across BC have not yet been assessed for safe use…. Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Brazing Hydraulic Line

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/11/17

    Employee was brazing a 1/2 inch x 6 foot steel line from a forwarder in a parts trailer. He had repaired the line on one side and as he turned… Read More

  • MAG – Weekly Safety Alert – Crane Hoist Hook

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/11/10

    Operator of a crane hoist was traversing the empty hook from one end of the shop to the other. The hook had caught on something and when it unhooked, started… Read More

  • Loose tire chain disconnects brake line

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2021/11/10

    An icy resource road prompted a worker to install tire chains on his pickup, in order to descend a hill. One chain became loose and disconnected the brake line. Learn… Read More

  • Close calls increasing on Highway 95 due to closure of Trans-Canada Highway in Kicking Horse Canyon

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2021/11/04

    Numerous close calls have been reported involving vehicle incidents since the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) in eastern BC. Learn more in this submitted alert from the Columbia… Read More

  • Log shifts while bucking

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2021/11/04

    A worker was bucking a large diameter Spruce on an uneven slope when the log shifted, resulting in a back injury. This safety alert provides an overview of the incident… Read More