New Report Provides Overview of Bow-Tie Analysis of Working at Heights in Wood Products Manufacturing

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) recently hosted a 15-minute safety huddle on the outcomes of a project applying bow-tie analysis to assess working at heights hazards. The Manufacturing Advisory Group of the BC Forest Safety Council sponsored the work.

Working at heights in wood pellet plants and sawmills poses a risk to workers performing routine and non-routine maintenance, completing rail car loading, and entering and exiting large mobile equipment. These tasks present the risk of falls, which can lead to injuries, fatalities, and business interruption.

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Watch the safety huddle.

Read the full technical report  Bow Tie Analysis of Working at Heights in Wood Products Manufacturing.