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Worker seriously injured when struck by 30-foot treetop

Investigation summary of a
May 2013 accident.

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Incident Awareness

Recent Incidents

  • Two workers burned by ignited gas
  • Millwright's arm fractured when pulled into conveyor
  • More recent incidents

Fatalities

  • Faller dies when pinned to the ground
  • Truck driver dies when load falls on him
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What's New

updated guidelines

Updated Workers Compensation Act policy and guidline effective December 1, 2014

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Faller certification

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

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Free e-learning courses from CCOHS regarding possible changes to WHMIS after GHS

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Archive of What's New for Forestry