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BC Forest Safety Council marks National Safe Driving Week (December 1 – 7) with safe driving tips for winter conditions

NANAIMO & PRINCE GEORGE, November 26, 2013 - Winter driving takes extra planning, precautions, and skill, and with winter already in full swing in many communities throughout the province, the BC Forest Safety Council would like to remind people to be prepared for the challenges posed by ice, snow and limited visibility.

The BCFSC provides the following tips for staying safe on the roads this winter:  read more »

Logging Truck Fatality, Log Sort Fatality, and a Fatality Reclassification

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BC
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Sadly, the BC Forest Safety Council has learned of a direct harvesting fatality that occurred on November 7th in the Chetwynd area.

Forest industry-led committees recommend significant changes to prequalification audit system known as “SAFE Companies”

Forest industry-led committees recommend significant changes to prequalification audit system known as “SAFE Companies” and “SAFE Certified”  read more »

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2013-10-24

Location: 
Near Port McNeill
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Tragically two direct harvesting fatalities occurred on October 24th when a float plane crashed into an island near Port McNeill. The pilot of the plane was also fatally injured in the crash.

Bullying and Harrassment WorkSafeBC Policy

Are you aware of new Workplace Bullying and Harassment policy?  read more »

2013-10-21

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British Columbia
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Fatality Alert

Sadly, the BC Forest Safety Council has learned of a direct harvesting fatality that occurred on October 21st.

Logging Truck Information

Read a summary (pdf) on regulations that govern logging trucks and drivers..

For transportation news, regulatory updates and other matters, subscribe to Rumblings newsletter: Published every other month.

Listen to audio clips of media interviews on logging truck incidents:  read more »

Log Truck Incident Update

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British Columbia
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Within the last 5 days, the industry has experienced an unusually high number of log truck related incidents on public highways. Here is a summary of

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WorkSafeBC explains how insurance rates are determined: Please see their brochure WorkSafeBC: Understanding insurance rates


 

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