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Two forestry safety leaders receive special awards from the BC Forest Safety Council

Nanaimo, B.C. October 8, 2013 – In recognition of their outstanding contributions to furthering safety, two BC forestry leaders received awards from the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) this past weekend.  read more »

BC Forest Safety Council launches walking challenge to help improve health of log haulers

PRINCE GEORGE & NANAIMO, September 30, 2013 – The BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) is rolling out a new health and wellness program focused on increasing the physical activity levels and overall health of log truck drivers in BC.   read more »

Canada’s National Forest Week, September 22-28, 2013

With a focus on the “Greenest” workforce this year, Canada’s National Forest Week serves to remind all Canadians of the importance of our forests – from employment opportunities and economic well-being through to clean air, sustainable communities, and unparalleled recreation and enjoyment opportunities.  read more »

Celebrate Canada’s National Trucking Week (September 1 – 7, 2013) with 10 safety tips for drivers on BC's resource roads

NANAIMO & PRINCE GEORGE, September 4, 2013 – In celebration of Canada’s National Trucking Week, the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) is pleased to salute BC’s many log hauling professionals and acknowledge their continuing work to ensure the safety of all road users. Drive well and stay safe!

Tips for driving on resource roads:  read more »

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2013-08-26 - Faller

Type: 
Harvesting Incident
Date of Occurence: 
2013-08-26
Region: 
Cowichan Lake - Vancouver Island
Type of Injury: 
Fatality

On August 26, 2013 a faller was fatally injured when he was struck by an object while working near Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island. WorkSafeBC and the Coroners Service are investigating this incident.

The Council will provide more information as it is released.

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2013-08-19 - Grader Driver

Type: 
Harvesting Incident
Date of Occurence: 
2013-08-19
Region: 
Prince George
Type of Injury: 
Fatality

On August 19, 2013 near Prince George a worker was driving a grader on the Stone Creek Forest Service Road when the grader went off the road and into a lake. The worker was deceased at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service, WorkSafeBC and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate this death.

2013 Leadership In Safety Awards

Nomination Deadline - Friday, August 23, 2013

Get your nominations in! It’s time to recognize the safety leaders in BC’s forest industry.

The BC Forest Safety Council is seeking nominations for two annual awards. We’re looking for people that work in the forest industry and are known for their safety-first approach. In such a vast province with so many hard working people looking out for each other on the job, who do you feel deserves recognition? Who has contributed to a safer workplace? Who has led change for the better? Let us know by sending in your nomination today.  read more »

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2013-07-30 - Log Truck Driver

Type: 
Harvesting Incident
Date of Occurence: 
2013-07-30
Region: 
Haida Gwaii
Type of Injury: 
Fatality

Sadly, the BC Forest Safety Council has learned of a direct harvesting fatality that occurred on July 30, 2013. A log truck driver was fatally injured by logs that fell from the top of a loaded truck.

This incident is still under investigation so the detailed information and causes have not been released.

This is the 3rd log truck driver fatally injured in 2013.

Below are some guidelines relating to log truck and loader operations that should be reviewed with your crew to help prevent future incidents:  read more »

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