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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.

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.

Winter Safety

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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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Audit Roll-Outs

We’re heading out to a number of communities in our province as part of the revised audit roll-outs. After a short presentation, we will be available for questions and help with your audit questions.  Here is the complete list of towns we'll be visiting:

 

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SAFER

Improving transportation safety in forest operations

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