The BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) in conjunction with the Manufacturers’ Advisory Group (MAG) are overseeing a team of technical expert advisors for all sawmills in BC.

The purpose of the initiative is to provide comprehensive support and expertise to the B.C. sawmill industry on combustible dust control and mitigation at no cost to the industry.

Providing this resource affords all sawmills one-on-one access to highly skilled and knowledgeable experts that may not otherwise be available to them. As this is an industry initiative, and arms length from WorkSafeBC (WSBC), it is anticipated that there will be a higher level of participation by individual sawmills. WSBC will not be privy to the details of these engagements.

The administrative support for this team will be provided by the BCFSC serving as a secretariat. WSBC has partnered with the BCFSC and MAG to pay for all costs and fees related to the expert advisors. This service will be available until December 31, 2014.

The goal of this initiative is to improve safety protocols, processes, and general awareness in sawmills across BC.

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