Safety Responsibilities

Do you know what your safety responsibilities are? According to BC’s safety laws, different parties have different roles and responsibilities for work that occurs on a community forest or woodlot licence area.

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BC Forest Safety Council Newsletter

Increasing awareness about wildlife/dangerous trees for field workers April 16, 2018

The BC Forest Safety Council’s program development manager, Gerard Messier RPF… presentation on the potential hazards posed by wildfire and beetle-kill stands.

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Logging Near Powerlines

Are you logging near powerlines?  Recent incidents in BC’s forest industry, in which trees being felled have contacted energized transmission lines, have led to the creation of some new documents by BC Hydro.

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Post Wildfire Operational Safety Bulletin

The Woodlot License and Community Forest Agreement Safety Committee with the BC Forest Safety Council has developed a resource of additional considerations when working on land that has been affected by wildfires.

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Licensee Liability

What are the responsibilities regarding the safety of workers, volunteers, visitors and learners for Community Forest Agreement holders on their licence?
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Are you a worker?

“Worker” includes:

A person who has entered into or works under a contract of hiring, written or oral, express or implied, including:

i) Those persons undergoing training or probationary work specified or stipulated by the employer as a preliminary to employment

ii) an independent operator

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Testimonial received about industry’s OH&S training:

An eye opener!
By Mark Churchill, RFT
Prior to attending the Small Employer OHS Training Course, I was probably like most people and thought that I knew what was required to provide a safe work site and what safety concerns to discuss when hiring a contractor to conduct some silviculture work,

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Safewoods Extension Note

Health and Safety Responsibilities of Directors and Board Members

In practical terms, safety is about doing what you can do to make sure the people that work on your woodlot or community’s forest make it home safely.

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Safewoods Extension Note

Are you an employer?

“Employer” includes every person or company having under contract of hiring, written or oral, express or implied, a person engaged in work in or about an industry.  

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Safewoods Extension Note

Prime Contractor

“prime contractor” means, in relation to a multiple-employer workplace,
(a) the directing contractor, employer or other person who enters into a written agreement with the owner of that workplace to be the prime contractor,

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Safewoods Extension Note

Know your responsibility for safety as a small licence holder

How many hats did you wear today? Did you know that as a small licence holder you have multiple responsibilities?

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