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Squamish Mills logs the Sea to Sky

Mother Nature is a tough competitor. And for 65-year old B.C. logging outfit Squamish Mills operating in the Sea to Sky region between Pemberton and Squamish, she’s their biggest rival.

Logging and forestry ranked as Canada's most dangerous industry

An inaugural report by personal finance comparison website Finder Canada, has ranked 18 industries in terms of their risk and reward, to find the most dangerous jobs, and whether or not their salaries are worth the risk.

TimberWest gives contractors safety and environmental leadership awards

TimberWest held its Safety Leadership and Environmental awards in Nanaimo, B.C. on June 11 and recognized the achievements of five outstanding contractors.

De-risking remote mechanized logging

On Oct. 18, 2017, a logger was killed in a tragic incident near Mackenzie in northern B.C. While using a feller buncher to cut timber on a slope, the machine tipped over backwards leaving the operator no escape route when the machine caught fire.

Safety on the slopes

Rapid developments over the past 12 months have seen more winch-assist machines make their way onto B.C. coastal and Interior sleep slopes.
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Health and safety risks of processing burnt timber

In the fall of 2017, after a record-setting wildfire season in the history of B.C., the provincial government estimated that 53 million cubic metres of timber had been burned in the Interior — an entire year’s worth of harvest. At the time of writing this column — mid-summer 2018 — it looked as though this year’s wildfire season would be similarly severe. » Read more...

Working alone in the forest? No problem

It’s February and -40C outside. You’re starting your workday long before the sun rises, deep in the forest. You will be working on roads that hardly anyone uses, especially now in the dead of winter. Most notably, you’re working alone. » Read more...

Safe Returns: Logging equipment safety

As the landscape of logging operations changes in B.C., employers, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and importers must understand the requirements in the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupation Health and Safety Regulation before using the equipment in B.C. » Read more...

Column: Mechanized-harvesting machines could improve worker safety

It’s an exciting time for British Columbia’s steep-slope-harvesting forestry workers and employers. » Read more...

Loggers put brakes on ABS

As those in the forestry sector know well, truck driving is not for the faint of heart. » Read more...

SFI Annual Conference

October 16-18, 2018
Location: Westminster, Colo.
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Timber Processing & Energy Expo

October 17-19, 2018
Location: Portland, Ore.
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OptiSaw Mill Optimization & Automation Forum

November 28, 2018
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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