Safety Alerts

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  • Alert Type

  • Industry Alert – Emergency Response Plan failure

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

    Industry Alert – Emergency Response Plan Failure A worker suffered injuries in a fall over a log that required medical transport, but gaps in radio coverage left first aid scrambling… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/06/16

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning A heater was being used to heat a building. As the result of improper use of the gas-powered heater three workers at the site had to be… Read More

  • Industry Alert- Dusty Resource Road Causes Collision

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: CANFOR
    Location: East Kootenay, BC
    Date: 2021/06/15

    Dusty Resource Road Conceals Hazard Resulting in Collision Between Pickup Trucks Two pickup trucks loaded with All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) were travelling down a mainline logging road at the end… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – May 18, 2021

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert, COVID-19
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/06/10

    Preliminary Information On May 18th, a veteran tree planter in the Quesnel area died due to complications after being exposed to COVID-19. This alert provides preliminary information and a list… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Worker’s Clothing Ignites

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/06/09

    Worker’s Clothing Ignites A worker had been conducting an inspection of an industrial furnace; lying on their side, on the ground, facing the furnace. When they stood up, their coveralls… Read More

  • WorkSafeBC Bulletin: Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board to Occupational First Aid

    Alert Type: WorkSafeBC Bulletin
    Company: WorkSafeBC
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/06/08

    How to Receive an OFA Certificate Based on Your EMALB License PCP, EMR and FR’s that hold a valid license with Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board in BC can apply… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Close Call, Steel in Log

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/06/02

    Close Call, Steel in Log While a logging truck was being unloaded a worker noticed a large metal object in the log, two feet from the end. The log was… Read More

  • May 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – Harvesting Fatalities

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2021/05/31

    Harvesting Fatalities In 2003, WorkSafeBC developed a poster illustrating the number of logging fatalities that occurred from 1998 – 2002 by occupation. This poster was a very effective way to… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Sawmill Damaged by Fire when Hog Fuel Ignited

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/05/26

    Sawmill Damaged by Fire when Hog Fuel Ignited A smouldering summer hog fire was put out by some workers dousing it with water from a hose, however, a piece of… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Conveyor Tail Spool Incident

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/05/19

    Conveyor Tail Spool Incident While working with an unguarded tail spool, a worker used a stick to clear debris from the underside of the belt. When the stick got caught… Read More