Conference – 2019

Western Forestry Contractors’ Association

Here are the summary slides from the key presentations from our Western Forestry Contractors’ Association 2019 Conference & AGM held in Victoria, BC, January 31 to February 1, 2019:

Training for Safe and Injury-Free Work
Presented by Jordan Tesluk, BC Forestry Safety Advocate; Jonathan Clark, Folklore Contracting

Emergency Response Drills – Preparing Forestry Crews for the Unexpected
Presented by Jordan Tesluk, BC Forestry Safety Advocate

TEAAM – Technical Evacuation Advanced Aero Medical
Presented by Miles Randell, TEAAM Founder and ALS Paramedic at British Columbia Ambulance Service

Marine Transportation Update
Presented by Timo Scheiber, Brinkman and Associates

Why Report? A review of injury and incident reporting requirements, and tools to help employers and industry learn from experience
Presented by Jordan Tesluk, BC Forestry Safety Advocate

Total Physio Premiering a new video for tree planters and new direction in injury prevention and management
Presented by Mike McAlonan and Jared Lalik, Total Physio

Plenary Panel: The Landscape, Communities and People: Adapting to Natural Disasters in BC as the “New Normal”
Presenters / Panelists Included: Dr. Paul Hessburg Sr., USDA Forest Service, Research Landscape Ecologist; Bob Simpson, Mayor of Quesnel; Dr. Robin S. Cox, Royal Roads University, School of Humanitarian Studies

Overview of Workforce Trends and Forecasts for BC
Presented by Chris Holling, Director, Forecasting at BC Labour Market Information Office

Compentency-Based Training and Certification for Wildland Fire Fighting
Presented by Russel Robertson, Catalyst for Change

Sexual Harassment: Early interventions and taking action in the live-where-we-work environment
Presented by Robin McCullough, Chair, BC Safe Forestry Program

Banquet and Keynote Address
Presented by George Abbott, Circle Square Solutions; co-author of the 2018 Government Report, Addressing the New Normal: 21st Century Disaster Management in British Columbia

The BC Government Professionals Reliance Review: Implications for Policy and Practice
pdf copy here
Presented by Christine Gelowitz, CEO, Association of BC Forest Professionals

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