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  • MAG – Safety Alert – Forklift/Pulp Trailer

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/02/08

    Safety Alert A forklift driver was driving into truck trailer to load pulp units into the trailer. The felt floor on the fifth unit gave way under the weight of… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Mobile Equipment | Rollover or Tipover and Fire

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2024/02/06

    Occupational Health Safety (OHS) Regulation amendments to Part 16 – Mobile Equipment are currently in effect. These amendments address mechanized harvesting operations using a feller buncher, a timber harvester or… Read More

  • CHAG Safety Alert – Mobile Equipment | Rollover or Tipover and Fire

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2024/02/06

    Occupation Health Safety (OHS) Regulation amendments to Part 16 – Mobile Equipment are currently in effect. These amendments address mechanized harvesting operations using a feller buncher, a timber harvester or… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – High Potential Incident – Thermal Oil

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/02/01

    Safety Alert A mechanical seal in a primary thermal oil transfer pump began to fail causing it to smoke and leak oil. After investigating the issue, operators followed procedure by… Read More

  • January 2024 Monthly Safety Alert – Winter Hazards

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2024/01/29

    In winter, forestry operations are presented with unique hazards such as cold temperatures, increased precipitation and unpredictable weather. Consider the following winter safety tips. Read more

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Forklift Pedestrian Incident

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/01/25

    Safety Alert A forklift driver trainee was loading the core feeding station on the layup line.   A layup line operator-in-training was standing on the platform and leaning against the… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – SIFp – Loader/Maintenance Truck

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/01/18

    Safety Alert Just before dawn, a worker was driving a welding truck on the main road of the plant from the scales to the back side of the mill in… Read More

  • Trailer Hoist Failure: High Risk Close Call

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Location: North Thompson
    Date: 2024/01/12

    A log truck driver was reloading his trailer with the hoist when the cable suddenly failed, dropping the suspended trailer to the ground. Learn more in this submitted alert.

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Near Miss – Lockout

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/01/11

    Safety Alert An employee entered a trimmer saw box to replace a four-foot (4′) saw belt. Before entering, they attempted to lockout. However, they did not complete the “test” portion… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Molly Failure

    Date: 2024/01/04

    A log truck driver started lifting his trailer up with the trailer hoist. When the trailer was one foot off the truck, the molly broke and the trailer fell. The… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Hydraulic Pump Overheating

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2024/01/04

    Safety Alert A truck driver pulled up to the truck dump to dump his first load of residuals at 7am. The driver noticed the B-train drop deck hydraulic pump was… Read More

  • December 2023 Monthly Safety Alert – Use All Your Senses

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2023/12/21

    It takes a lot of knowledge, skills and abilities to spot hazards and stay safe at work. This includes using all our senses. Read more

  • Fatality Alert – Dec 8, 2023

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Date: 2023/12/21

    On December 8th, a forestry worker was fatally injured at a dryland sort yard near Gold River, BC. Read more

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Mobile Equipment Collision

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/12/21

    Safety Alert A forklift operator picked up a load of wood to fill the in-feed. He reversed the forklift to allow an unloaded truck to pass. Once the truck passed,… Read More

  • WorkSafeBC Update to First Aid Regulations

    Alert Type: WorkSafeBC Bulletin
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/12/19

    In April 2023, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to Part 3 of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation, relating to first aid. These amendments take effect November 1,… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Snowmobile Incident

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/12/19

    Safety Alert An employee was operating a skidoo to access a cutblock to perform a check on pile burning. The access roads to these cutblocks had been reclaimed so the… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Near Miss Log Dump Incident

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/12/07

    Safety Alert A loaded truck arrived late at the log dump. The crane operator returned to work to dump the long load. Due to low water levels, the worker lifted… Read More

  • November 2023 Monthly Safety Alert – Winter Wildfire Hazards

    Date: 2023/12/01

    This winter, some wildfires will continue to smolder and burn under the snow, which will create new and hidden hazards, some of which may not be obvious or will be… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Lost Time Injury – Hand Injury Incident

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/11/30

    Safety Alert A worker was getting measurements from boards at an outfeed. As the worker collected two boards from the bin with their hand, more boards dropped on to the… Read More

  • WorkSafeBC Update to First Aid Regulations

    Alert Type: BCFSC Announcement
    Date: 2023/11/27

    In April 2023, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to Part 3 of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation, relating to first aid. These amendments take effect November 1,… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Lock Out Save

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/11/23

    Safety Alert A new worker performed a verified lockout in an MCC room. A cable was used to lockout the main and the 3 separate disconnects.When the verifier performed the… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Big Canter Ejected Log

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/11/16

    Safety Alert An operator had an issue in the Canter heads and had to back up the log. While reversing the belt, the operator heard an unusual noise. When investigating… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Serious Finger Injury – New and Young Worker

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/11/09

    Safety Alert A new and young worker noticed a board hanging on a loose wire above a conveyor. They attempted to knock it off the wire. It caught on the… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – Oct 24, 2023

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Date: 2023/11/03

    On October 24th, a forestry worker was fatally injured while operating an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) in an area northeast of Prince George. Read more

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Hoisting Rigger Near Miss

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/11/02

    Safety Alert The maintenance crew was changing out a 150hp hog motor for the barkers. The telehandler operator was backing away from the machine and was starting to lower the… Read More

  • Shock mount failure leaves UTV inoperable

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2023/11/01

    UTV operator stranded after shock mount breaks. Learn more in this submitted alert.

  • October 2023 Monthly Safety Alert – Flying Safely Over Water

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2023/10/26

    Flying aircraft over large bodies of water introduces unique hazards not found when flying over land. Read more.

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Hog Chute Failure

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2023/10/26

    Safety Alert A loader operator pulled a bin from under a yellow chute that was directing hog from the galley. When the operator backed up, the bin struck the chute… Read More

  • Vancouver Island Safety Conference is tomorrow, Oct 28th

    Alert Type: BCFSC Announcement
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: Nanaimo
    Date: 2023/10/24

    VISC 2023 is taking place this Saturday, October 28th from 8:30am – 3:30pm.  Take a look at what you can expect at this year’s conference focused on Navigating the Future… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – Oct 23, 2023

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Date: 2023/10/23

    On October 23rd, a tugboat used in log salvage operations capsized during rough conditions near Vancouver. The boat operator was found in the water and was not able to be… Read More