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Rethinking safety: What does a sawmill safety culture mean to you?

How many times you have heard the phrase “safety first” or “everything starts with safety”?

Substance abuse top health and safety risk at sawmills

Like a wisp of smoke, a waft of alcohol, or a tiny pill, it’s difficult to measure the exact size of the problem of substance abuse in the workplace, but a group of sawmill industry experts has placed the issue firmly at the top of their safety agenda.

Is your facility at risk for a fire or explosion? 5 ways to tell

Regardless of size of the facility or dust particulate produced there are a few key things to look for when evaluating whether or not your system is a fire or explosion waiting to happen.

Preventing noise-induced hearing loss in forestry

WorkSafeBC data collected by employers in 2015 from more than 150,000 hearing tests of workers in all industries in B.C. shows noise-induced hearing loss is trending upwards among forestry workers – increasing from 11 to 20 per cent between 1995 and 2015.

What to consider when it comes to saw wrecks

The first thing you have to consider in any upset condition is safety. Saws by their nature, especially bandsaws, store energy when they are pulled and stretched and torn apart.
Featured News 

Trial by fire: Saving the family sawmill

The story of Northland Forest Product’s fight against The Beast — the fire that ravaged Fort McMurray in May 2016, destroying close to 2,500 buildings — is almost hard to believe. » Read more...

Tech Update: Dust control

Canadian Forest Industries compiled all the latest information on what's out there in dust control to keep your operation running smoothly and safely. » Read more...

Top 10 health and safety risks in Ontario sawmills

Last summer, a volunteer group met face-to-face for a workplace risk assessment at Workplace Safety North (WSN) headquarters in North Bay, Ont. The top 10 risks are based on 86 risks identified by industry experts. » Read more...

Dust collector hazards

We are often asked, “What sized wood dust collector poses an explosion hazard?” The short answer is any dust collector exceeding eight cubic feet in volume is considered an explosion risk regardless of how often it is used. » Read more...

Air filtration prevents fires

Dust explosions are always a risk in any wood processing plant, and one that the forest industry takes extremely seriously. » Read more...

Introduction to Process Safety

June 20, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:45pm
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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Saw Tech Log and Rural Expo

July 20-22, 2018
Location: Renfrew, Ont.
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2018 Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo

September 6-8, 2018
Location: Oshkosh, Wisc.
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