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The following links list tools, publications, and other resources to help prevent the most common injuries and illnesses in the forestry industry. These resources may not meet all the requirements for health and safety in British Columbia. Please check the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, and related materials for specific WorkSafeBC requirements.
Marine Passenger Safety Guide
"This document provides basic information for small vessel passengers and is intended for forest workers in B.C. It should not be considered a replacement for any training programs or a pre-trip briefing." Updated: 2012
Source: BC Forest Safety Council
* PDF (431 KB)
Small Fishing Vessel Safety Manual
"The Masters or Operators of all fishing vessels have a duty to continuously train their crews for safety. This handbook provides information on safety on small fishing vessels (under 20 metres), and is intended primarily for vessels where the Master or Operator does not hold a certificate of competency or has limited vocational training."
Source: Transport Canada
Cold Water Can Kill
"People working on or around the water should worry less about hypothermia and more about cold water shock, says WCB occupational safety officer Shane Neifer. "It takes time to develop hypothermia, but cold shock can kill in as little as three minutes."
Source: WorkSafeBC , WorkSafe Magazine, February 2004
* PDF (160 KB)