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Phase Congestion

Phase Congestion was identified by industry as a safety concern in 2013. The term “phase congestion” means a situation where different logging phases – such as planning, falling, road construction, production or blasting, etc. -- become bunched up or congested, with an increased risk of negatively affecting the productivity and safety of each phase, putting workers at higher risk of an upset or incident.  read more »

2014 Forest Harvesting Fatality Summary

Location: 
British Columbia
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A total of four (4) direct harvesting fatalities were reported to the BC Forest Safety Council in 2014.

NEWS RELEASE - Russel Robertson joins the BC Forest Safety Council as Director, Programs and Training

The Chair and CEO of the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC), Reynold Hert, is pleased to announce that Russel Robertson will be joining the BCFSC as Director, Programs and Training effective Friday, January 16, 2015.  read more »

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Speed and Driving For Conditions

Location: 
British Columbia
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

“C’mon Rob, you’re holding me up. I’m a half-hour late and I’ve got 2 more trips to make after this one.”

Worker in medical distress should seek assistance instead of driving to hospital

Location: 
Cariboo region (near Williams Lake)
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

An equipment operator advised the mechanic (who was the only other person on site) that he was experiencing chest pain and therefore drove himself to town for medical attention.

The Level 3 first aid attendant who was working in the geographic area on a different road was informed of this and tried to catch up with the equipment operator. Meantime, the office in Williams Lake was advised of the situation and made a call to send out an ambulance to intercept the worker’s vehicle on its way to town.

2014 Forest Harvesting Fatality Summary

Location: 
British Columbia
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A total of four (4) direct harvesting fatalities were reported to the BC Forest Safety Council in 2014.

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