By Maria Church
June 26, 2017 – Dust Safety Week 2017 has arrived! Canadian Biomass and Canadian Forest Industries have all the coverage to keep you informed as we highlight best practices, technical information and solutions for keeping your operations safe, every day this week!
At the Wood Pellet Association of Canada safety workshop that took place June 13-14, WorkSafeBC occupational safety officer Mike Tasker said the wood pellet industry has made rapid progress in safety, moving from one of the worst offenders to the best. “There wasn’t just a willingness to reach compliance – the least safe you could be to meet our standards – you started striving for excellence,” Tasker said.
As WPAC executive director Gord Murray says in his review of the conference, the industry needs to keep its “foot on the gas”.
We have compiled the best of our archives and will also feature new original content from the BC Forest Safety Council, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada, and our safety partners, Airex Industries, Fike and VETS.
Dust Safety Week 2017 landing page will serve as a hub for pellet plant operators and sawmillers to learn best practices and find the latest information on dust safety. Content on our landing page will be hosted there for the next year for you to reference.
Find the landing page here and help us spread information during Dust Safety Week 2017!