December 2019 - Tips for Challenging Conditions

Alert of the Month

Forestry is a challenging industry at the best of times but difficult economic or operational conditions can heighten risk factors that may affect worker safety. Tight timelines, high production expectations, decreased work force, challenging terrain or roads are only a handful of issues that may compromise best safety practices.

It can be tempting to cut corners but there is a strong business case to keep safety as a top priority during tough times. The elevated costs associated with down time due to injuries, or damage to equipment or infrastructure are well worth considering.

Good Practices

When economic conditions are difficult, this is a cue to make sure the basics are done well. Use this list to keep operations on track:

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