Safety Alerts

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  • July 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – VHF Radio Best Practices

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2021/07/19

    Using a VHF radio is a common and essential activity for many forestry workers. There are many requirements and rules in place to keep the radio communication system operating effectively…. Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Dropped Saw Blade

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/07/13

    Dropped Saw Blade During a scheduled bandsaw change on the 8” canter an employee proceeded to remove the saw from the wheel prior to the saw cradle being lowered into… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert Grinder Wheel Ring Test

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/07/08

    Grinder Wheel Ring Test During a WorkSafeBC site inspection, the officer asked a maintenance employee how to “ring test” a grinding wheel. Grinding wheels must be inspected and “ring tested”… Read More

  • June 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – Summer Safety

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2021/06/30

    Safety at home, on weekends and on vacation is just as important as workplace safety. If you hurt yourself at home, the impact is the same – lost work and… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Forklift Spray Paint Can Incident

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/06/29

    Forklift Spray Paint Can Incident A forklift was driving through the rough yard and went over a bump. A spray paint can was stored on the air ride seat. The… Read More

  • Industry Alert – Heatwave puts outdoor workers at risk

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: BC Safe Forestry Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/06/24

    Record breaking heat across BC brings increased probability of forest fires, and a very serious risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion for outdoor workers. Employers should be treating this… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Worker Fatally Injured After Bulldozer Rolled

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/06/23

    Worker Fatally Injured After Bulldozer Rolled Down Hog Fuel Pile A worker was operating a bulldozer on the top of a pile of hog fuel in severe weather with heavy… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Vehicle Collision | Poor Visibility

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/06/23

    Vehicle Collision – Poor Visibility Two pickup trucks loaded with ATVs were travelling down a mainline at the end of the day. As the first truck came over the crest… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – May 13, 2021

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Date: 2021/06/21

    Preliminary Information – On May 13th, a worker was fatally injured when the vehicle he was driving left the road in the Harrison Lake region of BC.  Fatality Alert –… Read More

  • Industry Alert – Reduce the risk of slip, trip and fall injuries

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: Mosaic Forest Management
    Location: Coastal BC
    Date: 2021/06/17

    Industry Alert – Reduce the risk of slip, trip and fall injuries Forest field workers are exposed to slip, trip and fall hazards on a daily basis when working and… Read More