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2015-07-05 - Faller (Wildfire)

Fatality Alert

On July 5th while falling a tree, a manual tree faller was struck by a second tree and fatally injured. He was working for the BC Wildfire Service near Sechelt.

June 2015 - Log Loading Safety

Bill was considered a professional driver and worked with the loader operator to build a safe load for every trip. He let the loader operator know about any log that wasn’t sitting properly in the bunks or a log that looked unstable when he was crowning the load. Bill knew that logs coming off the top of loads had seriously injured drivers in the past.

2015 Northern BC Safety Conference Wrap-Up

At the first free Northern BC Safety Conference (NBCSC) held May 30 2015 in Prince George, 120 delegates from industry attended to hear a diverse mix of presentaions on safety topics relevant to forestry and other resource industries.  Please read our Wrap -up publication on the event and hopefully we will see you at the next Northern BC Safety Conference!

2015-05-23 - Lowbed Driver (associated)

Fatality Alert

Changes to the Workers Compensation Act (Bill 9) effective May 14, 2015

All forestry companies should be aware of the following changes to the Workers Compensation Act:
www.worksafebc.com Bill 9

Some of the changes are effective immediately and some come into effect in September 2015, while occupational health and safety citations for employers are expected to be introduced in early 2016.

Four changes are now in effect (as at May 14, 2015):

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