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

Location: 
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

Location: 
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..

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

Log Truck Incident Update

Location: 
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

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 »

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