Safety Alerts

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  • 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

  • MAG Safety Alert – Serious Incident – Fracture – Pry Bar

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/02/11

    Serious Incident – Fracture – Pry Bar In August 2020, a millwright noticed chips building up in the Chip Conveyor. The millwright thought a 2×4 block was holding up the… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Property Damage – Cut Off Saw Failure

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/02/04

    Property Damage – Cut Off Saw Failure A crooked log entering the Cut Off Saw was stopped to cut off the overhung end. The crooked log was trapped under two… Read More

  • December 2020 Monthly Safety Alert – Winter Risk Assessments

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

    Winter Risk Assessments Winter conditions create new hazards and change risks. Poor weather, darkness and cold temperatures increase the risk associated with simple, everyday tasks. The consequences of a minor… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Pickup Truck Collision on Winter Road

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

    Two pickup trucks were traveling in opposite directions on an unmaintained road network with multiple narrow and icy sections. TAG Safety Alert – Pickup Truck Collision on Winter Road For… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Serious Near Miss – Overhead Door Panel

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/01/28

    Serious Near Miss – Overhead Door Panel In August 2020, a worker entered an electrical room through the door. Just after they entered the overhead removable panel fell to the… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Trailer Loader Foot Pedal Jammed in Down Position

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/01/27

    A truck driver called for assistance at the trailer loader. The truck driver stated that after he backed into position and lowered his trailer, the cable continued to spool out…. Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Property Damage – Power Pole Contact

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/01/21

    Property Damage – Power Pole Contact In September 2020, a loader operator had a rough bundle on the forks of the loader and was heading towards the rough lumber storage…. Read More

  • January 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – Learning From Past Incidents

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/01/18

    Learning From Past Incidents There are certain types of incidents that happen regularly and become trends. These trends are frustrating but they also provide valuable insights into how to manage… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Hogger/Serious Incident

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/01/14

    Hogger/Serious Incident Smoke was found to be exiting from inside the hog. Access panels were removed to understand why smoke was being generated and extinguish any subsequent fire/hot spots. MAG… Read More