Owners/Operators – apply to become a member of the BC Forest Safety Council.
The British Columbia Forest Safety Council (the Council) was created by the forestry industry in September 2004 as a not-for-profit society dedicated to promoting forest safety. Through the efforts of industry, solid progress in reducing serious injuries and fatalities has been made (see over).Our challenge is to build on the success of the last seven years.
In 2004 the harvesting, hauling and silviculture sectors made a choice to fund the Council through a special assessment collected by WorkSafeBC. In 2011, the Council bylaws were changed so all companies who pay for the Council can apply to become members of the society to nominate and vote for Directors for the Board of the Council. These changes have improved the forest industry’s ability to directly influence Council activities and provide for increased accountability of the Council to industry. Prior to the changes, only associations representing companies, unions and some agencies could be members. These changes enable better representation of the industry by the Council.
The cut-off date for membership applications to be eligible to nominate or vote for Directors at the 2013 Annual General Meeting is May 3, 2013.
Source: BC Forest Safety Council