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.