The BC government, ICBC and police have launched a distracted driving campaign with new advertising and increased police enforcement this month (September 2014).
On average, 88 people are killed each year in BC due to driver distractions, the second leading cause of car crash fatalities in BC.
A text or call is not worth risking your life over, or causing the death of someone else. Leave the phone alone!
See this WorkSafeBC video: “Prevent Distracted Driving on the Job”: http://www2.worksafebc.com/Publications/Multimedia/Videos.asp?ReportID=35133&_ga=1.65051054.1033433124.1395079526 read more »
Here is a summary of the 2014 Vancouver Island Safety Conference, held October 4, 2014 in Nanaimo. Included in the summary are links to the BC Forest Safety Council’s YouTube Channel and direct links to the key note presentation videos. read more »
Sadly, the BC Forest Safety Council has learned of a direct harvesting fatality that occurred on September 2, 2014. A faller was fatally injured while working in the Seymour Inlet area.
This incident is still under investigation so the detailed information and causes have not been released. This is the 2nd direct harvesting fatality in 2014.
Below are some requirements relating to manual tree falling operations that should be reviewed with your crew to help prevent future incidents: read more »