Safety Alerts

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  • 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

  • MAG Safety Alert – Heater Failure Caused Fire

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/06/11

    Heater Failure Caused Fire The infra-red radiant heater mounted on the ceiling above the VDA lube system failed. Video surveillance shows that the element failed, causing a shower of sparks… Read More

  • Industry Alert – Train and Logging Truck Collision

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/06/10

    Train and Logging Truck Collision Just north of Quesnel, an eastbound loaded logging truck was crossing a marked rail crossing when a southbound freight train collided with the trailer. The… Read More

  • Industry Alert – Dusty Conditions on Forest Service Road

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: Bamfield, BC
    Date: 2020/06/05

    Dusty Conditions on Forest Safety Road (Bamfield) A driver, experienced with operating on resource roads, drove into the back of a logging truck that was travelling in the same direction…. Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Log Truck Driver – Twisted Knee Lost Time

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/06/04

    Log Truck Driver – Twisted Knee Lost Time A log truck driver was making a delivery to the mill. Conditions were very slippery, and drivers were instructed to wear ice… Read More

  • Industry Alert – Lowboy / Lowbed Incidents Lead to Serious Operator Injuries

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: Forest Resources Association
    Location: USA
    Date: 2020/06/01

    Lowboy / Lowbed Incidents Lead to Serious Operator Injuries Two lowboy operators sustained injuries in separate incidents involving lowbed trailers. This safety alert provides an overview of both incidents and… Read More

  • Industry Alert – Maintaining Driver Awareness

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/06/01

    The Importance of Maintaining Driver Awareness Recent collisions on a rail crossing and dusty resource road serve as reminders to be aware of conditions and your surroundings at all times…. Read More

  • June 2020 Monthly Safety Alert – Wildfire Hazards: Danger Trees

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/06/01

    Wildfire Hazards: Danger Trees Both forestry workers and fire crews responding to wildfires will be exposed to risks and hazards that exist in a wildfire environment. A danger tree is… Read More