Log Hauling Safe Driving

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    Log Hauling & Lowbedding Safe Driving Practices

    And Operating Procedures For Canfor Roads

    October 2006

    Canadian Forest Products Ltd. Mile 294, Alaska Hwy.

    Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Phone: (250) 233-6500

    Fax: (250) 233-6565

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT ..................................................................................3 SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY & PROCEDURES ......................................................3 DRIVER QUALIFICATIONS.........................................................................................4 HOURS OF SERVICE..................................................................................................5 LOGGING TRUCK SIGNAGE REQUIREMENTS ........................................................6 WORKSAFE BC REQUIREMENTS - LOGGING TRUCK BULLBOARDS...................7 BC FOREST SAFETY COUNCIL RULES OF THE ROAD ..........................................8 SAFE DRIVING PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES....................................................9 RADIO USAGE ............................................................................................................11

    Radio Frequencies....................................................................................................13 SAFETY EQUIPMENT.................................................................................................13 SAFETY INSPECTIONS..............................................................................................13 LOAD SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR LOG HAULING AND LOWBEDDING.......14

    LOAD WEIGHTS FOR LOG HAULING ....................................................................14 LOADING SPECIFICATIONS FOR LOG HAULING.................................................15

    MARKING SPECIFICATIONS......................................................................................17 LOG YARD POLICY.....................................................................................................17 REPORTING OF INCIDENTS......................................................................................18 VIOLATIONS/DISCIPLINE PROCESS ........................................................................18 TRUCK AUDITS...........................................................................................................20

    Contractors Log Truck Audits process: ..................................................................20 Canfor Staff Log Truck Audits process:..................................................................20 Completing the Truck Audit Form: ............................................................................21 Submission, Review and Presentation of Truck Audit Information: ..........................21 EXPECTATIONS ON: Actions for Non-compliance: .................................................22

    EMERGENCY REFERENCE SHEETS........................................................................23 GENERAL ................................................................................................................23 ENVIRONMENTAL (i.e.: landslide)...........................................................................23 EQUIPMENT FIRE ...................................................................................................23 FOREST FIRES........................................................................................................23 MEDICAL AID...........................................................................................................23 VEHICLE ACCIDENT...............................................................................................23 REPORTING INFORMATION FOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ......................................24 SPILLS INTO WATER OR LARGE (>100 LITRES) SPILLS.....................................24

    EMERGENCY RESPONSE CONTACTS FORT NELSON WOODLANDS...............25 Emergency Aircraft Evacuation Contacts .................................................................26 Emergency Service Response Contacts ..................................................................26 Emergency First Aid Personnel/ Services.................................................................27 DISPATCH INFORMATION FOR HOSPITAL / AIR AMBULANCE ..........................28

    FORMS: Truck Audit Truck Driver Sign Off stays in book Truck Driver Sign Off - retained by Contractor and faxed to Canfor Admin Trucking Registration Form retained by Contractor and faxed to Canfor Admin Truck Safety Inspection Check List retained by Contractor and faxed to Canfor Admin

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    SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT Canadian Forest Products Ltd., Fort Nelson Woodlands is committed to promoting attitudes and work conditions that ensure a safe, healthy and productive work environment throughout all areas of operations. The management team, staff and all contractors are responsible for carrying out the programs and day to day activities to meet this objective.

    It is Canfors expectation that every employee and contractor will work cooperatively in preventing accidents and correcting attitudes or conditions that may lead to an unsafe and unproductive work environment. Introduction The purpose of these safety procedures is to enhance the Workers Compensation Board (WCB), Industrial Health and Safety Regulations. These safety procedures are supplementary to the WCB Regulations and do not replace or override those regulations. This document will be updated annually by CANFOR. The following safety policies and procedures have been endorsed by CANFORs Fort Nelson Operations that all contractors and road users will ensure the drivers of their trucks and their sub-contracted trucks delivering logs (or other products) to CANFOR mills understand and follow these safety policies and procedures. CANFOR is committed to safe log transportation. Contractors will be required to review and sign off this document with their log truck drivers and any sub-contract trucks annually, or upon the hiring of. any new drivers or trucks. The contractor must submit a copy of the signed document, prior to the commencement of hauling. Trucks showing up to a CANFOR scale site without a completed sign off of the Safe Driving Practices and Operating Procedures, will not be unloaded. SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY & PROCEDURES Policy This policy is applicable to all employees, contractors, contractor employees and any other individuals providing services to Canfor. The possession, use, sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs or restricted drugs without a prescription on Canfor Fort Nelson Operations premises at any time is prohibited. No one shall engage in any work for Canfor Fort Nelson Operations in an impaired or intoxicated condition or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. No driver shall enter or be permitted to remain on the premises of any Canfor place of operation or property while his/her ability to work is affected by alcohol, drugs or

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    other substances. Such an infraction will be subject to Canfors or the Contractors substance abuse policies and the RCMP will be contacted for their involvement in the matter. Enforcement Any person who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge. If Canfor or its contractors have reasonable grounds to believe that an employees behaviour or work performance may be adversely affected or that a safety risk is raised as a result of use of drugs or alcohol on or off duty, the employee will be directed to leave the Company property immediately with safe transportation provided and may be subject to testing for the presence of drugs and / or alcohol. DRIVER QUALIFICATIONS A detailed list of required qualifications and proof of status is contained on the trucking registration form included in this book. These documents must be provided to Canfor prior to the commencement of work. All Contractors are responsible for ensuring that drivers show knowledge and understanding of Canfors Safe Driving Practices and Operating Procedures for Canfor Roads. Logging truck drivers must possess a valid drivers license as required by the Motor Vehicle Branch in BC. Drivers must possess an understanding of the WCB Occupational Health and Safety Regulations applicable to their work and must also possess an understanding of the Motor Vehicle Act & Regulations, Commercial Transport Act & Regulations and the Motor Carrier Act. Drivers must also comply with Canfors Forest Management System (FMS) (see information found in this book on page). Trucks and trailers must be equipped and maintained to meet these Regulations. Canfor recommends all truck drivers obtain a valid First Aid Ticket, Level 1 with the Transportation Endorsement. It is imperative that all drivers have a clear understanding of the English language to ensure safety to all. English is the language used on Canfor roads and property. All commercial drivers on Canfor roads should be familiar with the information published by ICBC, Commercial Vehicle Service, Booklets #1 to 6:

    1) Information for Commercial Carriers 2) Cargo Security 3) Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program 4) Commercial Vehicle Maintenance Program 5) National Cargo Security 6) National Security Code

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    These guides are available at the government weigh scales and are also available by accessing internet website: www.th.gov.b