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Ken Higginbotham takes on new role as Chair of the BC Forest Safety Council

The Board of the BC Forest Safety Council is pleased to announce that Kenneth (Ken) Higginbotham has accepted the role as Chair of the organization, effective October 1, 2015.  read more »

National Forest Week

2015 National Forest Week

Listen to our September 20-26 radio placement (two stations) to pay tribute to forestry workers and to thank and support wildfire fire fighting teams, reminding the public to not toss cigarette butts: MP3

2014 National Forest WeekNational Forest Week Poster for printing  (pdf)  read more »

2015-07-24 & 2015-07-27- Faller, Grapple Skidder Operator

Fatality Alerts

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2015-07-11 - Faller, Mechanic

Fatality Alert

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2015-07-05 - Faller (Wildfire)

Fatality Alert

On July 5th while falling a tree, a manual tree faller was struck by a second tree and fatally injured. He was working for the BC Wildfire Service near Sechelt.  read more »

June 2015 Alert of the Month - Log Loading Safety

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Bill was considered a professional driver and worked with the loader operator to build a safe load for every trip. He let the loader operator know about any log that wasn’t sitting properly in the bunks or a log that looked unstable when he was crowning the load. Bill knew that logs coming off the top of loads had seriously injured drivers in the past.

2015 Northern BC Safety Conference Wrap-Up

At the first free Northern BC Safety Conference (NBCSC) held May 30 2015 in Prince George, 120 delegates from industry attended to hear a diverse mix of presentaions on safety topics relevant to forestry and other resource industries.  Please read our Wrap -up publication on the event and hopefully we will see you at the next Northern BC Safety Conference!  read more »

2015-05-23 - Lowbed Driver (associated)

Fatality Alert

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