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Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Western in the Community: San Juan Bautista Mast Donation

Western Forest Products will be assisting the Miyagi Prefectural Government in their efforts to repair the San Juan Bautista replica sailing ship. Five logs from Western’s Coastal BC tenure have been donated to be used to form two replacement masts for the ship.  Click here to read the document. 

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Charting a Bold and Innovative Future for Canada’s Forest Products Industry

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is today unveiling a new industry-led vision that outlines where the forest industry sees itself by the year 2020. Through its accompanying goals, the vision will challenge companies, governments and other partners to find innovative ways to further transform the sector to reach its potential. Click here to download the document.

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Updates On Mill Safety

Several safety updates relating to the Babine and Lakeland sawmill explosions have recently been published.  Coast Forest Products Association supports the wide distribution of this important information and encourages all our industry partners to join us in this initiative.

1. Wood Dust in Sawmills – Compilation on Industry Best Practices.  This complication provides extensive information and includes a clickable table of contents.

2.  Key information from an update bulletin issued by WorkSafeBC. In both investigations, the ignition sources appear to have been located at the conveyor level, where electrical and/or mechanical equipment was in operation in areas contained by walls and equipment. These areas are at the basement or lower level of both of the mills under investigation.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

April’s Positive Employment Numbers Reflect Forestry’s Vital Role

Coast Forest Products Association is pleased to learn of British Columbia’s positive employment results for April 2012.  With an overall increase of almost 2 million full-time jobs province-wide, 4,600 jobs were created on Vancouver Island and the Coast with a whopping 48,000 in the resources sector alone (i.e. forestry, fishing, mining and gas extraction).   The coastal forest industry is a key contributor to this job creation.    Read more

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Safety Task Force to Address Interior Sawmill Explosions

Coast Forest expresses its deepest sympathy to the sawmill workers and their families in the interior of BC who have been injured or killed in the recent explosions. The tragic events at the Babine and Lakeland sawmills are some of the largest crises to impact BC forestry in recent history.  While the cause(s) of these incidents is under investigation, preliminary observations point to combustible sawdust from interior pine beetle wood as the source.  Read more

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Forest Products Manufacturers Establish Safety Task Force

British Columbia’s wood products manufacturers have come together in an unprecedented collaboration to advance research and best practices in improving mill safety in response to the devastating explosions at Babine Forest Products and Lakeland Mills.

Click here to download the document. 

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Joint Industry Communiqué on Mill Safety

As British Columbia’s foremost wood products manufacturers, our companies are fully committed to the Health and Safety of our employees as our number one priority.

We have come together today to share information and develop an industry-wide response to mill safety following the devastating explosions at Babine Forest Products and Lakeland Mills.

Click here to download the document.

Big news! Coast Forest and COFI have come together as one
organization for a stronger, unified voice for BC's forest industry.
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