Working at Heights Safety Huddle

Join us for a 15-minute online Safety Huddle on Thursday April 18, 2024, at 9AM PST (1PM EST) sharing new learnings from a new study on working at heights in wood products manufacturing.

Working at heights while performing routine and non-routine maintenance tasks, completing rail car loading, and entering and exiting large mobile equipment presents the risk of falls, which can lead to injuries, fatalities, and business interruption. The British Columbia (BC) Forestry Manufacturing Advisory Group (MAG) has identified this as as a key area of focus for improving risk management approaches.

This work was further supported with a bow tie analysis workshop to evaluate the complex issue surrounding the issue. It  involved health and safety specialists, supervisors, managers, and program coordinators. They discussed ways to work at heights safely including eliminating working at heights, fall protection systems, and job design and planning, as well as overcoming challenges associated with these approaches. This study also involved looking at other industries, including construction, to see how they are addressing and managing working at heights risk and to identify any applicable learnings for wood products manufacturing.

Managers, supervisors, safety coordinators and specialists across the forest sector, should attend this short online webinar to learn about ways work at heights safely  and identify potential opportunities for improvement in their own organizations.

What you should know

Where: Online (Zoom)
Meeting ID: 826 5449 9466
Passcode: 821763

Huddle date and time: Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 9AM PST (1PM EST)