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The following links list tools, publications, and other resources to help prevent the most common injuries and illnesses in the wood products manufacturing 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.
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
This website provides information on common hazards found in the pulp and paper industry.
Source: OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
Worker dies while using industrial pressure washer
|Slide show of an accident investigation where a worker died while operating a high-powered pressure washer. (2 min 51 s)|
This manual is for employers whose businesses include the use of chlorine gas for water or sewage treatment as well as for workers who work with or around chlorine gas, including those who repair or maintain chlorine systems. It provides information on working safely around chlorine. There is also information for engineers on the building design of facilities where chlorine is to be used or stored.
* PDF (459 KB)
* Print copies are available for purchase from the WorkSafeBC Store
Updated: December 2006
This pamphlet provides important health information for saw filers and knife grinders.
* PDF (260 KB)
A handout listing typical noise exposures in pulp mills.
* PDF 76 KB
"During the unplugging of a steam mixer with steam ('steam purge'), the increase in pressure forced the material back up the chute and into the washer. The impact of the expelled material blew off the partial hood of the pulp washer."
Source: CCOHS (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
"This Alert describes five cases of fatal injuries that resulted when workers entered, fell, or were caught and pulled into energized compacting or baling equipment."
Source: NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety)