WorkSafeBC releases three-year strategy to reduce serious injuries in the forestry sector

February 7, 2018

Richmond B.C. — WorkSafeBC has released a new three-year plan to help employers reduce serious injuries in the forestry sector. The 2018-2020 Forestry High-Risk Strategy is a renewed three-year strategy for prevention activities in harvesting and related operations. “The intent of the forestry high-risk strategy is to implement focused and effective inspections in those areas of the timber harvesting sector that have the most risk to workers,” said Dan Strand, Director of Prevention Field Services for WorkSafeBC. …Identified high-risk work activities typically fall into five areas of timber harvesting… In addition to the five main areas, emergency-response planning has also been identified as a critical target area for the forestry high-risk strategy.

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