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2015 Forestry High Risk Strategy - Overview
(PDF 2 MB)

Incident Awareness

Recent Incidents

  • Manufacturing worker's leg fractured under load of glass
  • Manual faller sustained concussion when struck by tree
  • More recent incidents

Fatalities

  • Forestry worker died in MVA
  • Construction worker fatally injured in fall down ventilation shaft
  • More fatal incidents
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What's New

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WHMIS 2015

The changes to WHMIS result in new standardized hazard classification criteria, a few new label requirements, and material safety data sheets (MSDS) will be replaced by safety data sheets (SDS).

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Faller certification

The current application form can be downloaded from the B.C. Faller Training Standard & Certification website.

new workshops

Human Factors Approach to Safety and Incident Investigations

The Human Factors Group has five upcoming one-day workshops across B.C. More information.