Safety Alerts

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  • TAG Safety Alert – Log Hauling Injury Rate Lowest on Record

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/01/29

    During a period where the BC forest industry is experiencing some uncertainty, distractions can make it challenging to continue to focus on safety. However, achieving the lowest injury rate on… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Pinched Hand Injury Resulting in Medical Treatment

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/01/23

    Pinched Hand Injury Resulting in Medical Treatment A worker sustained a contusion injury to the right hand while assisting another worker at a filing room head saw bench. MAG Safety… Read More

  • January 2020 Monthly Safety Alert – Training and Certification for HIAB Operators

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

    Training and Certification for HIAB Operators Boom Trucks, or truck mounted cranes (often referred to as HIAB) are common in many forestry operations. However, as a result of a 2017… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Phase Integration in Forestry Operations

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2019/10/08

    Phase integration is the coordination of harvesting and hauling activities within an operation. This can include one or more contractors working at the same time in the same worksite or… Read More

  • Industry Alert – Manual Tree Falling Injuries and Fatalities, Wildfire Response

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Centre
    Location: USA
    Date: 2019/10/01

    Springtime Necessities of Bear and Wildlife Safety The Wildfire Lessons Learned Centre (LLC) conducted a study on injuries and fatalities suffered during manual tree felling operations conducted during wildfire response… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Resource Road Maintenance Guideline

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2019/08/13

    A Resource Road Maintenance Guideline has been developed by a group of subject matter experts and stakeholders in response to an initiative from the Log Truck Technical Advisory Committee (LTTAC)…. Read More

  • June 2019 Monthly Safety Alert – Working on Wildfires

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2019/06/01

    Working on Wildfires With the peak of the wildfire season just ahead of us, it is a good time to review safety considerations of working on wildfires. It has been… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Seatbelt Myths and Facts

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2019/02/20

    MYTH: Not wearing a seat belt is my choice that doesn’t affect anyone. FACT: Not wearing a seatbelt can affect you, your family, your loved ones and other motorists, because… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Winter Driving Safety

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2018/11/01

    Snow has begun to accumulate in higher elevations with other areas of the province experiencing wet winter conditions. TAG Safety Alert – Winter Driving Safety For more information, contact transportation@bcforestsafe.org

  • TAG Safety Alert – Radio Calling Procedures

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2018/10/01

    Follow road use and radio calling procedures. Drive defensively. Expect the unexpected. TAG Safety Alert – Radio Calling Procedures For more information, contact transportation@bcforestsafe.org