Wood Products Safety Summit

06 Jun 2018
09:30 - 16:00
Prince George Civic Centre

Wood Products Safety Summit

Sponsored and run by the Wood Pellet Association of Canada.

We welcome participation from all forest manufacturing sectors: lumber, pulp and paper, plywood, OSB, and pellets.

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9:30 am Coffee and networking
Morning Chair: Gordon Murray, Executive Director, Wood Pellet Association of Canada
10:00 am   Scott Bax, Sr VP, Pinnacle Renewable Energy & Chair, WPAC Safety Committee
Safety in BC’s forest industry
10:15 am Al Johnson, VP, Prevention Services, WorkSafeBC (invited)
Regulator’s perspective on forest industry safety priorities
10:35 am Matthew Franks, Safety Manager, Canfor, (invited)
BC’S new Forest Industry Forum – a vision for multi-sector dialogue and cooperation
10:55 am Coffee and networking
11:20 am Speaker TBA, WorkSafeBC
The case for implementing process safety management in the forest industry
12:20 am Lunch
Afternoon Chair: Scott Bax, Sr VP, Pinnacle Renewable Energy & Chair, WPAC Safety Committee
12:50 pm Keynote Speaker: Alan Quilley, Author and Safety Consultant
Turn Thinking Safety into Doing Safety!
1:50 pm Henry Persson, Project Leader, Swedish Technical Research Institute (invited)
Managing silo fires: prevention and fire extinguishing
2:20 pm Jay Juvenal, International Sales Manager, CV Technology (invited)
Fire and explosion protection in wood processing plants
2:40 pm Coffee break
3:00 pm Guy Colonna, Division Director, National Fire Protection Association
Managing combustible dust – a refresher
4:30 pm Scott Bax – Closing Comments
4:40 pm Conference Adjourns