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Safety Alert - FATALITY - Faller struck while bucking windfall

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Franklin River Division, Vancouver Island
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Steep Slope

Steep Slope Resource PackageOperating logging equipment on steep slopes increases the likelihood of reduced machine stability which can result in an upset or roll-over. These events can result in serious worker injuries or fatalities, significant environmental damage and/or expensive lost production and machine repairs.

Productive, injury-free steep slope mechanical harvesting operations require an integrated approach that draws on the skills of all forestry team members - owners, operational planners and lay out crews, contractors, assessors, supervisors and operators. This package was produced by a technical advisory group consisting of engineers, safety professionals, manufacturers, industry associations, forest professionals, logging managers, contractors, supervisors and operators from across BC.

Prince George office has moved downtown

The Prince George office has relocated to the 4th floor of the Scotia Bank building, on the corner of 4th and Victoria.

Parking is available at the old Bingo hall across the street.

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Archive - Statistics updated March 1, 2011

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

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