Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Brain Bucket

When you work in the bush, danger is around every corner. Work Safe BC keeps statistics about injuries and deaths among forest workers. As you can imagine, trees are big, chain saws are sharp, logging trucks drive fast, and lakes, rivers and oceans have their own types of dangers

It may be a small thing, but helmets protect our most important feature - brains. If you are in the bush, the "ambulance" may be your lifeline. If you are deep in the bush, maybe a helicopter.

In 2012, there were 459 serious injury claims and 1077 claims for short-term disability, long-term disability, and fatality claims. When our house is built, we use paper products, or many of the other forest generated commodities, we should remember there is a human being out there making our lives better and easier, even if theirs isn't. -- Margy

7 comments:

  1. I used to work in a hospital in a coal mining area. It was an eye opener to see the range of injuries and work related illnesses.

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  2. Interesting post. I remember my cousin seeing so many injuries from work related hurts.

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  3. Great post, we often hear of logging accidents around here. Unfortunately most of the injuries are from chain saws and fallen trees where the worker was taking unnecessary risks...a helmet wouldn't have helped those folks, though common sense would have served them well. A helmet is very good protection, but let's hope people use their brains while protecting them!

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  4. We are now into our log burning Rayburn so hubby does his share of chopping up wood, usually doing a couple of hours - in which time he produces a huge pile of logs - which usually last a week.
    Denise ABC Team.

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  5. A perfect word for it, brain bucket. I can't imagine anyone NOT wanting to wear one. Similar to what I say when I see a motorcyclist without a helmet-there goes an organ donor!!
    Ann

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  6. Important to BE safe. I wear a helmet for my bicycle and people think I'm crazy.
    ROG, ABCW

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  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by for ABC Wednesday. It such fun every week. - Margy

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