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  • MAG – Safety Alert – Fire – Edger Motor Mount

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/01/12

    A Hot Work permit was issued for welding on an edger motor mount. The permit issuer failed to inspect the work area to ensure all combustibles were removed prior to… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Fall from Elevation Loader

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/01/06

    An engine overheating alarm prompts the loader operator to exit the cab to check the turbine.   MAG Safety Alert: Fall from Elevation Loader MAG Safety Alert: Fall from Elevation… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Fall from Elevation – Hot Work

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/12/15

    A contractor was welding on some head rig infeed jump chains. A fire developed underneath the infeed chains. The Fire Watch and Welder were unsuccessful in extinguishing the fire from… Read More

  • December 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – Managing Stress and Preventing Burnout

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/12/10

    The impact of the global pandemic has forced many of us to adjust to new working environments and conditions. This safety alert reviews stress information and suggests good practices for… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Engulfment Hazard

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/12/08

    A worker was in the process of cleaning in the Auxiliary Shaving Bin when an adjacent pile sloughed, engulfing the worker. MAG – Safety Alert – Engulfment Hazard

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Conveyor Jam Up

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/12/01

    An employee had just cleared a full length jam up at the strip station. The work required three different lockout points. MAG – Safety Alert – Conveyor Jam Up

  • Log intrusions into cab of machines

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Location: New Zealand
    Date: 2021/11/30

    Logging is dangerous work, and equipment operators are at risk too. Protective structures can mean the difference between a dangerously close call and a far worse outcome. Companies in New… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Fuelling Skidder Fatality

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Date: 2021/11/23

    A grapple skidder operator parked his machine close to a fuel truck and prepared to refuel it. The fuel truck was parked in gear with the parking brake engaged. MAG… Read More

  • November 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – BC’s Floods and Resource Road Risk

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2021/11/23

    With the amount of work that needs to be done on highways, public infrastructure and in communities, many resource roads across BC have not yet been assessed for safe use…. Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Brazing Hydraulic Line

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/11/17

    Employee was brazing a 1/2 inch x 6 foot steel line from a forwarder in a parts trailer. He had repaired the line on one side and as he turned… Read More

  • MAG – Weekly Safety Alert – Crane Hoist Hook

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/11/10

    Operator of a crane hoist was traversing the empty hook from one end of the shop to the other. The hook had caught on something and when it unhooked, started… Read More

  • Loose tire chain disconnects brake line

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2021/11/10

    An icy resource road prompted a worker to install tire chains on his pickup, in order to descend a hill. One chain became loose and disconnected the brake line. Learn… Read More

  • Close calls increasing on Highway 95 due to closure of Trans-Canada Highway in Kicking Horse Canyon

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2021/11/04

    Numerous close calls have been reported involving vehicle incidents since the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) in eastern BC. Learn more in this submitted alert from the Columbia… Read More

  • Log shifts while bucking

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2021/11/04

    A worker was bucking a large diameter Spruce on an uneven slope when the log shifted, resulting in a back injury. This safety alert provides an overview of the incident… Read More

  • November 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – Log Truck Incident

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2021/11/04

    On November 2nd, 2021, a school bus was struck by logs from a log truck in Barrhead, Alberta. The media reports indicate overhanging logs on the back of the trailer… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Pinched Finger In Hydraulic Cylinder

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/11/03

    A mechanic and machine operator were working together to re-attach a hydraulic cylinder to an excavator. The machine operator was holding the cylinder in place with a pry bar while… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – Oct 4, 2021

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Date: 2021/11/01

    Preliminary Information: A pilot was fatally injured at a heli-logging operation on October 4th. The helicopter he was operating crashed into the ocean near Killam Bay which is north of… Read More

  • October 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – Crush Hazards

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2021/10/29

    Many serious injuries have occurred when a worker has been caught in between two objects. Also called being “in the bight” or in a “pinch point”, these types of crush… Read More

  • Trailer Hoist Hazards

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2021/10/29

    A logging truck driver was observed under a trailer hoist manoeuvring his trailer and air lines while the trailer was elevated, and another driver was operating the controls. This safety… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Grader Slides Into Pickup

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/10/27

    A grader was called out to assist in pulling out a stuck pick-up truck. When the operator arrived, a plan was discussed to pull the pickup forward. The grader had… Read More

  • Industrial Worksite Vehicle Incident

    Alert Type: BCFSC Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: Kamloops, BC
    Date: 2021/10/22

    On October 15, 2021, a contract heavy duty mechanic was struck by his own service vehicle and was fatally injured. A safety alert shared with BCFSC indicated he was inspecting… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Pinched Finger Under Planer Plate

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/10/20

    An employee and a contractor were changing the bed plate on the planer. The contractor had the bed plate held up with dunnage and the employee was guiding out the… Read More

  • Safety Alert – Bear Spray

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/10/13

    A field worker was working alone on a road layout project and discovered a black bear rustling in a nearby bush. He notified co-workers with a radio and decided to… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Dropped Steel Wheel

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/10/06

    While performing maintenance work, a worker needed to manoeuvre a steel wheel. While rotating the wheel, the worker lost grip which caused the wheel to fall flat onto the deck,… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – September 28, 2021

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Date: 2021/10/01

    Preliminary Information – On September 28th, a worker was fatally injured when the excavator he was operating tipped over while constructing a back spar trail. Read More

  • September 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – Hazards and Risks

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Date: 2021/09/30

    The difference between hazards and risks is often misunderstood. Hazards are things or conditions that can cause an injury or illness. Risk is the probability of a hazard causing the… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Pinched Finger in Belt

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/09/22

    Safety Alert While re-seating a drive belt back onto a kiln fan shaft drive sheave, a millwright’s gloved pinky finger became caught between the belt and sheave. The belt was… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Dropped Saw Blade

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/09/15

    Safety Alert 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 position…. Read More

  • Runaway Log Rolls Onto FSR

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Date: 2021/09/09

    Crew was driving up the FSR when a chunk of log came speeding down the slope and off the cut bank of the road.  It hit the truck and caused… Read More

  • MAG- Safety Alert – Trailer Hoist Cable

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/09/08

    During a log truck trailer lift, the trailer loader hoist cable broke causing the trailer to drop two feet and hit the ground. The cable broke during the start of… Read More