The Council of Forest Industries Blog

Anne Mauch

By Anne Mauch

Mill Safety: Forest Industry Task Force

British Columbia’s wood products manufacturers have come together in an unprecedented collaboration to advance research and best practices in improving mill safety in response to the devastating explosions at Babine Forest Products and Lakeland Mills.   Recently, CEOs from the major wood products manufacturing companies in British Columbia gathered to create an plan for improving safety. The Forest Industry Task force that will quantify combustion risks related to dust from processing of both green and dry wood and identify best practices for dust mitigation from other industries. The United Steelworkers support our efforts and have joined with us.

For information and help, visit the Forest Industry Task Force Resource Page:  http://www.cofi.org/bc-forest-industry/mill-safety-forest-industry-task-force/