Safety Alerts

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  • Alert Type

  • MAG Safety Alert – Lockout Verified Lockout Violation

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/05/28

    Lockout Verified Lockout Violation A Millwright locked out the Main Air for the Log Processing Infeed (using a scissor clamp). A clean up person also locked out the Main Air… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Other Struck By Falling Shaft

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/05/21

    Other Struck By Falling Shaft Two employees were removing an idler shaft from the bottom of a conveyor to replace bearings. The first employee was using a short length of… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Pinched Finger While Feeding Hog

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/05/07

    Pinched Finger While Feeding Hog A new cleanup employee was feeding the hog. While looking up the conveyor to regulate the feed of scrap sticks and boards into the hog,… Read More

  • May 2020 Monthly Safety Alert – Wildfire Hazards: Phase Congestion

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Date: 2020/05/01

    Wildfire Hazards: Phase Congestion Both forestry workers and fire crews responding to wildfires will be exposed to risks and hazards that exist in a wildfire environment including “phase congestion”. Phase… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Other Trespasser and Drug Paraphernalia

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/04/30

    Other Trespasser and Drug Paraphernalia Following up of a report of trespassers on the mill property, a camp/shelter was discovered as well as items that had the potential to be… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Loader Fire

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/04/23

    Loader Fire As a loader operator gathered rejected logs at the reject bin he smelled smoke, looked behind and noticed a spark. He then radioed the mill and headed to… Read More

  • Industry Alert – Bear & Wildlife Safety

    Alert Type: Industry Alert, WorkSafeBC Bulletin
    Company: WorkSafeBC
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/04/22

    Springtime Necessities of Bear and Wildlife Safety Spring is a time when bears are very active. Bears (and other wildlife) can pose a serious threat to workers in wilderness areas…. Read More

  • Industry Alert – Flood & Landslide Risk

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/04/21

    Flood and Landslide Risk High temperatures across many areas of the province last week have increased snow melt and caused an increased risk of flooding, washouts and landslides. This safety… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – De-Wrap Near Miss

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/04/16

    De-Wrap Near Miss A logging truck driver pulled up to the de-wrap station to remove the wrappers. While removing the second wrapper of the second bunk, the wrapper grabbed/caught something…. Read More

  • Industry Alert – Heli Hill Crew Worker in the Bite

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: Coastal BC
    Date: 2020/04/13

    Heli Hill Crew Worker in the Bite A heli-hooktender sustained fractured right femur, left ankle & wrist requiring surgery after attempting to split a log too heavy for the helicopter… Read More