Safety Alerts

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  • Industry Alert – First Aid Procedures & Equipment

    Alert Type: Industry Alert, WorkSafeBC Bulletin
    Company: WorkSafeBC
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/01/01

    Updated changes from WorkSafeBC to First Aid Procedures and Equipment In 2018, WorkSafeBC updated the first aid training procedures and the recommended first aid equipment. First aid attendants and contractors… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Rocks in Logging Truck Loads

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/12/07

    In the past 2 weeks there has been an increase in the amount of rocks mixed in loads being delivered to log sorting locations. The rocks can be as small… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Lifting Chain Nuts Backed Off

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/11/26

    Lifting Chain Nuts Backed Off Two loads of ¾ plywood were being taken down from a skid to be placed on a truck for delivery. While the operator was backing… Read More

  • Industry Alert – Rocks in Logging Truck Loads

    Alert Type: Industry Alert
    Company: Mosaic Forest Management
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/11/25

    Rocks in Logging Truck Loads Rocks in logging truck loads create several hazards for workers on the sorts. These rocks, if not seen, can shoot from tires at high speeds… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Confined Area

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/11/19

    Confined Area Risks An employee was trying to pound a board back into the sorter with a mallet. The mallet caught the corner of the board and flipped in the… Read More

  • TAG Safety Alert – Skidder Brake Failure

    Alert Type: CHAG/TAG Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/11/17

    Skidder was starting up the skid trail at the start of shift when it abruptly stalled and began to slowly roll backwards. The braking systems failed and the operator was… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Fire from Hot Work Hazard

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/11/12

    Fire from Hot Work Hazard Employee was grinding and welding cracks on a step feeder. The spark-watch was downstairs watering down the area below when he noticed a small fire… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Changing Knives on Chipper

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/11/05

    Changing Knives on Chipper Two workers (a new worker and trainer) were changing knives on a chipper. The knife was not seated correctly and sprung out when bolt was being… Read More

  • November 2020 Monthly Safety Alert – Fuel Handling Safety

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/11/01

    Fuel Handling Safety Handling fuel is a common practice in all sectors of forestry. Fueling equipment with diesel, putting gas in a chainsaw or using a propane torch in cold… Read More

  • MAG Safety Alert – Cinch Loosens on Loaded Log Truck

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2020/10/29

    Cinch on Loaded Log Truck Came Loose Striking Vehicle A Log truck with a full load hit a large bump on a bridge approach and cam over chain cinch became… Read More