Faller video shows complexity

From "Faller Safety: It's Everyone's Responsibility"

“I hate it! Every time he leaves for work, I worry,” says a faller’s wife in Faller Safety: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility, a new video from WorkSafeBC.

This compelling eight-minute drama made me so nervous as I watched the young dad cutting down trees in a dangerous part of the logging block. Each character is under pressure for different reasons – tough times in the industry, families with bills to pay, company owners trying to stay in business. See what happens when safety is sacrificed.

Falling trees is well-known as a high-risk job, and in BC all manual tree fallers must be trained and certified. The BC Forest Safety Council is the certifying body for these workers.


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