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Welcome to Dust Safety Week 2018!

Dust Safety Week 2018 is here! For five days we’re focused on best practices, technical information and solutions for keeping pellet and sawmill operations safe.

WorkSafeBC updates numbers on combustible dust initiative

In 2017, WorkSafeBC undertook formal inspection initiatives to verify compliance with combustible dust requirements and to ensure the presence of effective combustible dust management programs in all operating British Columbia sawmills.

Report offers silo fire fight and prevention expertise

FutureMetrics has published a white paper about how to prevent and safely put out a pellet silo fire, should one occur.
Featured News 

Learning from mistakes: NB mill takes action after two fires

“Preventing wood dust fires is always a challenge for any company in the forestry industry. You might think you have everything under control or say, ‘We aren't that bad,’ but the truth is, the risk is always there and we must remain vigilant in order to minimize the risk of fires from wood dust.” Christian Fournier details two recent close calls at Fornebu Lumber. » Read more...
Greener Roads

Building a world-class safe pellet industry

The Wood Products Safety Summit 2018 offered more than 50 delegates a day of diverse presentations on safety – with a clear focus on the value of both increased collaboration and process safety. Read the highlights from Pam Agnew of the BC Forest Safety Council. » Read more...

How to stop a pellet plant explosion

One single ounce of oxygen. That’s all it would have taken for an explosion to have occurred at Pacific BioEnergy’s Prince George, B.C. facility in August 2017. Read about how the pellet plant staff avoided a catastrophic incident. » Read more...

WPAC commits to further safety improvements

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s Safety Committee has published its 2018 work plan as a means of being held publicly accountable for its performance. » Read more...

Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Conference and Expo

September 12-14, 2018
Location: Philadelphia
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International Woodfiber Resource & Trade Conference

September 17-19, 2018
Location: Durban, South Africa
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