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Forest Safety Leaders Recognized at Provincial Safety Conference

Vancouver, B.C. – (October 5, 2009) – The BC Forest Safety Council and Ministry of Labour have recognized two forestry workers for advancing safe practices in BC’s forest industry.  read more »

SHARP Safety Conference - September 24-25, 2009

Great event, no cost  read more »

2009 - BC Forest Safety Ombudsman Report on SAFE Companies

In 2008/2009, a significant number of the inquiries received by the Office of the Ombudsman were related to the SAFE Companies Program (SCP). Several issues were identified by contractors, sub  read more »

Lack of hazard identification cited in faller fatality review

Canadian OH&S News
July 6, 2009

Failure to completely identify hazards before performing tree falling operations in British Columbia was a major contributory cause in nearly all serious injuries and fatalities in the sector since 2000, says a newly released report.  read more »

BC Forest Safety Council Organization Announcement

Peter Lineen will be joining the BC Forest Safety Council in the new role of Chief Operating Officer effective September 1 reporting to the CEO, Reynold Hert. Reporting to Peter will be the Program Directors: Krista Bax for Safe Companies, Steve Mueller for Forest Worker Development, and the future replacement for the position of Director, TruckSafe.  read more »

Faller Serious Injury and Fatality Review 2009 Released by WorkSafeBC

This report sets out recommendations of the WorkSafeBC internal faller serious injury and fatalities task team (“the group”), which reviewed and analyzed reports of 32 serious injury and fatal incidents that occurred from 2000 to 2008.  read more »

Guidelines for Fire Suppression Systems and Fire Fighting Hand Tools for British Columbia

This guideline provides information on industrial activities that are high or low risk, and on appropriate types and quantities of tools and fire suppression systems to be available during industrial activities. This is intended to apply to crews working within 300m of forest or grassland as required by the Wildfire Act and Regulation.  read more »

BC Forest Safety Council Announces Appointment of New CEO

VANCOUVER – The BC Forest Safety Council’s board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Reynold Hert as the new CEO of the forest sector’s health and safety association. Hert, who joins the Council March 16, brings a passion for safety, along with an extensive background in forestry.  read more »

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