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Fatalities Trending Downward a concerted effort by many in B.C.’s forest industry is resulting in a positive trend.

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'Unacceptable' situation for tree planters prompts review by Forest Safety Ombudsman

Nanaimo, BC – (February 11, 2011) - A case involving what the provincial government called "unacceptable" treatment of 58 silvicultural workers will be examined by BC Forest Safety Ombudsman Roger Harris as part of a review of silviculture camp systems.  read more »

Changes to WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

WorkSafeBC has announced its Board of Directors has approved several amendments to its Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

Those changes will become effective February 1, 2011, and may impact your operations.  read more »

Green Hands

Risk Management of Young, New and Inexperienced Workers, and Returning Workers Green Hands Logo

Definition of a Green Hand: A young, new or inexperienced worker; A worker returning to the job after an injury; A worker who is new to a site, task or job.  read more »

Obtaining and Maintaining SAFE Companies Certification Status

Please be advised that the BC Forest Safety Council will be implementing the attached Guidelines for obtaining and maintaining SAFE Companies Certification effective January 1, 2011 for companies already registered and/or certified with SAFE Companies. For new companies registering after October 7, 2010, the Guidelines are effective immediately upon registration.  read more »

Winter Safety

Winter Safety Resource PackageThe winter safety resource page contains seasonal information for your company to use for crew talks, to post on safety bulletin boards or incorporate into a safety management system.  read more »

2010 Leadership in Safety Award Winners Selected

The 2010 Leadership in Safety awards were presented at the Vancouver Island Safety Conference on October 2 in Nanaimo, BC, recognizing this year’s safety leaders in British Columbia’s forest industry.

Numerous nominations were received from all regions of the province and ultimately the field was narrowed down to four very worthy recipients. As always, the nominations told compelling stories of safety leadership and dedication that made – and continues to make a difference. The Council wishes to thank Patrick Bell, Minister of Forests and Range and Jim McCaskill, WorkSafeBC Regional Director for Vancouver island for co-presenting the awards. Congratulations to all who were selected and nominated and thank you to those who sent in nominations over the course of 2010!


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BC Forest Safety Council Appoints Program Coordinator, Prince George

I am pleased to announce that Kate Montague has accepted the position of Program Coordinator, Transportation Safety, effective October 12.

This is a new position for Transportation Safety, in alignment with our intent to provide additional support to transportation program initiatives.  read more »

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