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  • 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

  • MAG Safety Alert – Trailer Stakes

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/05/12

    Trailer Stakes A worker was seriously injured while attempting to adjust the tension of a spring-assisted folding stake on a log transport trailer. The stake extension, which was unsecured, swung… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Truck Fire

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

    Truck Fire A log transport truck quit running while driving up a steep hill on a main highway. The driver got out to investigate the cause. While he was investigating,… Read More

  • April 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – Heavy Equipment Operation on Wildfires

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/04/30

    Heavy Equipment Operation on Wildfires The wildfire season is quickly approaching and now is a great time to review how operating heavy equipment on the fireline can improve safety and… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Loader Tip Over

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Date: 2021/04/27

    Loader Tip Over A worker was using a wheel loader to move a large portable fuel tank. He suspended the tank from the loader’s left fork using a pre-rigged bridle… Read More

  • WPAC Safety Alert – Explosion at Wood Pellets Receiving Port

    Alert Type: WPAC Safety Alert
    Company: WPAC Safety Committee
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/04/23

    Explosion at Wood Pellets Receiving Port An explosion occurred at a wood pellets receiving port as a vessel was unloading. All safety equipment operated as expected during the event with… Read More

  • WPAC Safety Alert – Fibre Pile Fatality

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert, WPAC Safety Alert
    Company: WPAC Safety Committee
    Location: Alberta
    Date: 2021/04/22

    Fibre Pile Fatality A tragic event recently occurred in north-central Alberta where wood fibre was being stored for use on oil & gas drilling sites. Smoke or steam was noticed… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Bander Lockout Incident

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/04/21

    Bander Lockout Incident The middle dunnage was missed in a load during the automatic cycle. Operator backed up the package into the strapper to replace the missed dunnage. The strapper… Read More