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Research into musculoskeletal injuries in the tree planting profession.

The WSCA in collaboration with the human factors team at WorkSafeBC and their associates from ‘Action Learning Systems’ in Boston, Massachusetts are conducting preliminary research into musculoskeletal injuries in the tree planting profession.  read more »

WorkSafeBC issues first round of COR incentive payments in May

Please be advised that WorkSafeBC issued the first round of Certificate of Recognition (COR) incentive payments in mid-May to companies who met all the eligibility criteria for COR 2011.  read more »

Get ready for exciting changes coming to SAFE Companies!

Throughout the end of 2011 and early 2012, industry was calling for changes to the SAFE Companies Program. We listened. We believe those looking for changes will be pleased. Here are the highlights:  read more »

Prime Contractor Management Package - Seeking Participants for Working Group

The BC Forest Safety Council is seeking input from industry as we start to develop a Prime Contractor Management resource package. The intent behind the package is to answer your questions about what your role and responsibilities are when accepting Prime Contractor status.  read more »

BC Forest Safety Council Refresher Training for Small Employers (SEBASE/ISEBASE)

May 2012

When your company registered for SAFE Companies, either you or an employee of your company attended the Small Employer Occupational Health & Safety Training (SEOHS) 2-day training course. This training made the person who took the course the company’s internal ‘auditor’. The WorkSafeBC Certificate of Recognition program requires auditors to complete seven (7) hours of refresher training every three years to maintain the quality and currency of their skills and knowledge to be eligible for the WSBC COR rebate.

Refresher training focuses on helping to improve safety management within your company, as well as reviewing the audit submission process and relevant updates.  read more »

BC Forest Safety Council Refresher Training for Individual Owner Operators (IOO)

May 2012

When your company registered for SAFE Companies, you attended the Individual Owner Operator (IOO) training course. This made you the company’s internal ‘auditor’. The WorkSafeBC (WSBC) Certificate of Recognition program requires auditors to complete four (4) hours of refresher training every three years to maintain the quality and currency of their skills and knowledge to be eligible for the WSBC COR rebate.

Refresher training focuses on helping to improve safety management within your company, as well as reviewing the audit submission process and relevant updates.  read more »

Sawmills – Combustible Dust Cleanup Safety Considerations

1. The attached information has been assembled by industry in response to the recent explosions at two north interior sawmills.
2. Wood dust under the right concentrations, right properties and location can become explosive with an ignition source.
3. This information is a compilation of procedures and practices aimed at ensuring mills safely cleanup wood dust.  read more »

Deepest sympathy for the Lakeland Sawmills workers and their families

The BC Forest Safety Council expresses our deepest sympathy to those injured and killed in the explosion and fire at the Lakeland Sawmills operation.  read more »

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


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