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BC Forest Safety Council launches walking challenge to help improve health of log haulers

PRINCE GEORGE & NANAIMO, September 30, 2013 – The BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) is rolling out a new health and w

Canada’s National Forest Week, September 22-28, 2013

With a focus on the “Greenest” workforce this year, Canada’s National Forest Week serves to remind all Canadians of the importance of our forests – from employment opportunities and economic well-being through to clean air, sustainable communities, and unparalleled recreation and enjoyment opportunities.

Celebrate Canada’s National Trucking Week (September 1 – 7, 2013) with 10 safety tips for drivers on BC's resource roads

NANAIMO & PRINCE GEORGE, September 4, 2013 – In celebration of Canada’s National Trucking Week, the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) is pleased to salute BC’s

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2013-08-26 - Faller

On August 26, 2013 a faller was fatally injured when he was struck by an object while working near Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island. WorkSafeBC and the Coroners Service are investigating this incident.

The Council will provide more information as it is released.

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2013-08-19 - Grader Driver

On August 19, 2013 near Prince George a worker was driving a grader on the Stone Creek Forest Service Road when the grader went off the road and into a lake. The worker was deceased at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service, WorkSafeBC and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate this death.

Safety Alert - Fatality - 2013-07-30 - Log Truck Driver

Sadly, the BC Forest Safety Council has learned of a direct harvesting fatality that occurred on July 30, 2013. A log truck driver was fatally injured by logs that fell from the top of a loaded truck.

This incident is still under investigation so the detailed information and causes have not been released.

This is the 3rd log truck driver fatally injured in 2013.

Below are some guidelines relating to log truck and loader operations that should be reviewed with your crew to help prevent future incidents:

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