July 2017 - Wildfire Risks

Alert of the Month

The province is seeing significant wildfire activity and everyone working in the forest should understand the high risk conditions and assess their location to make sure it is safe to continue work. Use the following information to help plan your work activities and stay safe during this fire season.

Here are some of the wildfire risks to discuss with your crew:

Resources and Additional Information:

  1. WorkSafeBC’s workplace fire evacuation plan template:
    www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/information-sheets/wildfire-evacuation-planning?lang=en
     
  2. BC Wildfire Service website
    www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status
     
  3. Heavy Equipment Wildfire Alert
    www.bcforestsafe.org/node/2689
     
  4. Link to Wildfire Regulations
    www.for.gov.bc.ca/ftp/tpl/external/!publish/EMS2/Supplements/Wildfire%20Act%20effective%20Mar%2031,2005.pdf
     
  5. WorkSafeBC’s Wildfire Smoke: Frequently Asked Questions
    www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/information-sheets/wildfire-smoke-frequently-asked-questions-faq?lang=en
     
  6. Air Quality Information and Advisories
    www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air

File attachments
AOM_July_2017.pdf
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