Safety Alerts

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  • MAG – Safety Alert – Hazardous Materials System Failure

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/01/19

    Safety Alert The dust extraction system for the planer was turned off during a power reset which resulted in a backdraft of fine dust into the planer. Upon investigation it… Read More

  • Fatality Alert – Jan 10, 2022

    Date: 2022/01/17

    Preliminary Information: A sawmill worker was fatally injured after being impacted by a bucket loader at a Lower Mainland mill log yard on January 10, 2022. Read more

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Fire – Edger Motor Mount

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/01/12

    Safety Alert A Hot Work permit was issued for welding on an edger motor mount. The permit issuer failed to inspect the work area to ensure all combustibles were removed… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Fall from Elevation Loader

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2022/01/06

    Safety Alert Due to an engine overheating alarm a worker exited the cab and stepped down onto the tracks to open the side engine access cover to check the turbine…. Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Fall from Elevation – Hot Work

    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2021/12/15

    Safety Alert A contractor was welding on some head rig infeed jump chains. A fire developed underneath the infeed chains. The Fire Watch and Welder were unsuccessful in extinguishing the… Read More

  • December 2021 Monthly Safety Alert – Managing Stress and Preventing Burnout

    Alert Type: Monthly Safety Alert
    Company: BCFSC
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/12/10

    The impact of the global pandemic has forced many of us to adjust to new working environments and conditions. This safety alert reviews stress information and suggests good practices for… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Engulfment Hazard

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/12/08

    Safety Alert A worker was in the process of cleaning in the Auxiliary Shaving Bin when an adjacent pile sloughed, engulfing the worker. MAG – Safety Alert – Engulfment Hazard

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Conveyor Jam Up

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Company: BC Forest Safety Council
    Location: BC
    Date: 2021/12/01

    Safety Alert An employee had just cleared a full length jam up at the strip station. The work required three different lockout points. MAG – Safety Alert – Conveyor Jam… Read More

  • Log intrusions into cab of machines

    Company: Various
    Location: New Zealand
    Date: 2021/11/30

    Logging is dangerous work, and equipment operators are at risk too. Protective structures can mean the difference between a dangerously close call and a far worse outcome. Companies in New… Read More

  • MAG – Safety Alert – Fuelling Skidder Fatality

    Alert Type: MAG Safety Alert
    Date: 2021/11/23

    Safety Alert A grapple skidder operator parked his machine close to a fuel truck and prepared to refuel it. The fuel truck was parked in gear with the parking brake… Read More