Canadian Biomass Magazine

Safety share: wood hogger fires and deflagrations at sawmills

July 10, 2023
By Canadian Biomass staff

Hog fuel pile. Photo: Annex Business Media

In January 2021, the BC Forest Safety Council and the Manufacturing Advisory Group (MAG) released a Manufacturing Safety Alert about a smouldering fire in a hogging machine. These safety alerts address specific safety issues that could result in a serious or fatal injury if action isn’t taken.

This article from DustEx Research’s Chris Cloney reviews the incidents that inspired this alert, along with the subsequent investigation and safety recommendations from WorkSafeBC.

Read the full article on Canadian Forest Industries here.

This article is part of Dust Safety Week 2023. To read more articles on dust safety, click here.


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