Safety Alerts

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  • Alert Type

  • MAG Safety Alert – Strapper Head Operation

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/04/14

    Strapper Head Operation A trainer was training a worker on the strapper. During the training, the trainer walked away to bridge the panel leaving the trainee at the control panel…. Read More

  • March 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – Trailer Hoist Incidents

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/04/14

    Trailer Hoist Incidents Loading log truck trailers using hoists or heavy equipment can be a hazardous activity. There has been an increase in incidents and close calls involving loading trailers. … Read More

  • Fatality Alert – March 15, 2021

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/04/14

    Preliminary Information On March 15, a manual tree faller was fatally injured when he was struck by the top of a Hemlock danger tree at a logging site near Port… Read More

  • WorkSafeBC Incident Investigation Reports

    Alert Type: WorkSafeBC Bulletin
    Company: WorkSafeBC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/03/19

    WorkSafeBC publishes incident investigation reports to alert employers and workers of hazards in their industry. Click here to access Incident Investigation Reports.

  • MAG Safety Alert – Loading Transport Truck with Crane

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/03/04

    Loading Transport Truck with Crane In January, while loading a 40,000lb Transformer with a crane onto a transport truck, the truck driver was observed getting onto the flat deck being… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – March 1, 2021

    Alert Type: Fatality Alert
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/03/01

    Preliminary Information On March 1, a manual tree faller was fatally injured at a logging site near Gold River, BC. We extend our condolences to the family and friends of… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Serious Incident – ATV Incident

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/02/25

    Serious Incident – ATV Incident In June 2020, a contract planting supervisor was operating an ATV loaded with boxes of seedlings (3 on front, 3 on back). The supervisor made… Read More

  • February 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – Preparing for Break Up

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/02/19

    Preparing for Spring Break Up Break up is approaching quickly and with it comes challenging working conditions including muddy and soft roads, variable weather conditions and a shift to night… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Serious Injury to a New Worker

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/02/18

    Serious Injury to a New Worker In a manufacturing facility a young and new worker was riding on the side of a forklift, assisting the forklift operator with loading and… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Lowbed Strikes Leaning Birch

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/02/18

    A lowbed driver traveling to a worksite at 3:00 am struck a leaning Birch tree overhanging the road, which pushed through the windshield on the passenger side and carried on… Read More