Canadian Biomass Magazine

News
WorkSafeBC cracks down on combustible dust

August 5, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. – WorkSafeBC has issued a series of fines and stop-work orders after wood pellet facilities in British Columbia fail inspections relating to combustible dust concerns.


August 5, 2014
By Canadian Biomass

August 5, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. – WorkSafeBC has issued a
series of fines and stop-work orders after wood pellet facilities in British
Columbia fail inspections relating to combustible dust concerns.

 

According to an article from The Vancouver Sun, sixty per
cent of the pellet facilities in the province failed the inspections, resulting
in the issuance of four fines and four stop-work orders.

 

Advertisment

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada took immediate action following
the penalties handed out to its members in the province, working with
WorkSafeBC to provide seminars and best practices on combustible dust. WPAC is
also working with the B.C. Forest Safety Council on a dust audit for pellet
mills.

 

The push to eliminate combustible dust concerns in pellet
mills follows the deadly explosions at both Lakeland Mills and Babine Forest
Products in 2012.

 

A full release on the inspection results is expected from
WorkSafeBC next week.

 

For more on this story, CLICK HERE


Print this page

Related



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*