Log Hauling & Transportation in the Forest Industry


Transportation Advisory Groups

In 2015, the Floatplane Operators Association (FOA) with support from the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC), established the Air Carrier Safety Working Group (ACSWG). One of the group's first actions was the initiation of a comprehensive safety program that would aid in improving float plane safety performance within British Columbia.

CISWG - The Construction Initiated Slides Working Group (CISWG) was formed in late 2014 with the goal of eliminating slides initiated by road construction. The CISWG is a sub working group of the Coastal Harvesting Advisory Group (CHAG), the CISWG brings industry, government and practitioners into one united group focused on eliminating construction initiated slides.

LTTAC - The Log Trucking Technical Advisory Committee (LTTAC) formed in 2012 is an industry-based group whose members are comprised of log hauling contractors, provincial agencies, FPInnovations, RCMP and facilitated by the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC). This group works to identify and bring forward issues and projects that are important to safety performance of the log hauling sector. By applying their own expertise the LTTAC works on initiatives and makes recommendations that drive and guide the development of industry best practices.

LSWG - The Load Securement Working Group will focus on initiatives that reduce the risk of injuries to log truck operators during loading and unloading operations in both routine and non-routine operations. This will include; assessment of risk, safe work procedures, training, existing and new technology, alternative practices and procedures, and potential impacts to industry. Communications and recommendations of the group will be reviewed by the Log Truck Technical Advisory Committee (LTTAC), The Trucking and Harvesting Advisory Group (TAG), The Coast Harvesting Advisory Group and the Forest Industry Forum (FIF).

MFSAG - The Marine Forest Safety Advisory Group was formed in 2016 and is an industry-based group that works cooperatively to determine the type, frequency and factors relating to marine forest safety incidences.  The goal appropriate actions to improve safety performance and reduce the potential for injuries and fatalities is to take in marine forestry operations.

TAG - Trucking and Harvesting Advisory Group (TAG) was established in January 2014 by key forest industry representatives in response to a cluster of log trucking incidents that occurred in the late summer/fall 2013.  TAG works to determine the type, frequency and factors relating to safety incidences associated with the harvesting and transportation of timber and take appropriate actions to improve safety performance by reducing injuries and fatalities.

WFHSG - The group was originally formed in 2015 (as the “Bulk Hauler’s Injury Elimination Task Force”), and was expanded in 2018 as the Wood Fibre Hauling Safety Group.  This is an industry led group working in partnership to find solutions to reduce injuries to wood fibre hauling workers through the development and implementation of best practices.

WLCFASC - Woodlot Licence and Community Forest Agreement Safety Committee formed in 2015 has the objective of improving safety by identifying safety issues, developing solutions, and supporting projects which are important to the safety, performance and health of people working within woodlots and community forests. In its effort to advance safety, the committee utilizes the successes and existing knowledge of both the tenure holders and the forest industry as a whole.  The committee's work is relevant to all small to medium sized tenure holders within the province.

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