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BC Forest Safety Council
The British Columbia Forest Safety Council (the Council) was created in September 2004 as a not-for-profit society dedicated to promoting forest safety in the sector. It includes all of the major forestry organizations and is fully supported by WorkSafeBC and the Provincial Government. The Council's mandate is to work within the forest industry to eliminate fatalities and injuries.
Council of Forest Industries
A trade association incorporated in 1960, COFI is the provincial voice of the British Columbia Forest Industry. COFI represents over 100 forest companies and six forest industry trade associations. Their member companies operate throughout the province; manage forest resources; manufacture lumber, pulp, paper, plywood and other value-added forest products; and sell these products locally, nationally and internationally.
United Steelworkers of Canada
The United Steelworkers of Canada union represents men and women at more than 1,500 workplaces across Canada. Local unions are created by employees who work in banks and credit unions, legal clinics, nursing homes, hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, warehouses, manufacturing plants, mines, steel plants, security companies, call centres, universities, offices, trucking companies, fish plants, airports and resorts.
The Truck Loggers Association
The Truck Loggers Association is the "official" organization of independent logging contractors, phase contractors, small tenure holders, woodlots, market loggers, log brokers, independent sawmills, remanufacturing mills and heavy equipment, fuel, camp and other suppliers in the coastal region of British Columbia. Their industrial members employ more than 7,500 people and generate over $1 billion in revenue for the provincial economy and for the communities in which they are based. The activities of these companies account for well over 50 per cent of the trees harvested in the coastal region of BC.
Central Interior Logging Association
The Central Interior Logging Association (CILA) have been representing the log-harvest forest industry (stump to dump) since 1966 and represents almost 400 independent logging contractors in Northern British Columbia, Canada. The CILA works for the common good of the total membership and makes representation on the issues of forest and log-hauling legislation at federal, provincial and regional levels.
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
The mandate of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is broad and oversees a total land base and freshwater area that covers 94.8 million hectares.
Safety Advisory Foundation for Education and Research (SAFER)
The Safety Advisory Foundation for Education and Research (SAFER) Council's mission is to assist workers and employers in the B.C. Forest Industry to improve accident prevention and create a healthy environment, on and off the job. SAFER is jointly managed by IWA Canada and the Coastal and Southern Interior forest industry.
"FPInnovations brings together Forest Operations, Wood Products, Pulp & Paper, and the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre of Natural Resources Canada, to create the world's largest private, not-for-profit forest research institute."
Western Silvicultural Contractors' Association (WSCA)
The WSCA membership is made up of the silviculture contracting community in Western Canada. Their members perform the bulk of silviculture work in British Columbia and Alberta.
Wildlife Tree Committee
The Wildlife Tree Committee (WTC) is a multi-agency committee composed of representatives from the provincial Ministry of Forests and Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, the B.C. Workers' Compensation Board, industry and labour, and public interest groups from across the province.
Workplace Safety North
"WSN provides occupational health and safety resources, training and consulting to companies involved in forestry, mining, smelting, refining, paper, printing and converting." (formerly the Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association (OFSWA))
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