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WPAC Safety Committee
The Board of Directors has appointed the Safety Committee to manage the safety objectives of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada ("WPAC"). The Safety Committee works in close cooperation with the BC Forest Safety Council.

The Safety Committee's purpose is to improve our industry's collective environment, health, safety, and sustainability performance; to create a reputation with regulatory authorities and the public as an industry that is highly effective at managing environment, health, safety, and sustainability; and to learn and share best practices regarding environment, health, safety, and sustainability.

Safety Committee member responsibilities:
  • To treat the committee as a high priority commitment and will make every effort to attend meetings and conference calls.
  • To refrain from treating safety as a competitive advantage.
  • To cooperate and be open about sharing safety information that would benefit the collective safety of our industry.
  • To commit to apply what is learned from the Safety Committee's work to raise their own company safety performance to the highest level.
  • To be aware that each company's individual safety performance reflects on the reputation of entire industry.

Operation of the Safety Committee:
  • Members meet by conference call for one hour on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time.
  • The Safety Committee prepares an annual work plan and monitors progress against this plan on each conference call.
  • Safety Committee members each volunteer to take responsibility for specific tasks from the annual work plan.
  • All Canadian pellet producers are welcome to join the Safety Committee. Contact Gordon Murray by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Safety Committee Members:

Chair: Scott Bax Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group
Secretary: Gordon Murray Wood Pellet Association of Canada
John Arsenault Quebec Wood Export Bureau
Max Beraud Energex
Bill Carson Rentech Inc
Sidney Davis Canfor
Matthew Franks Canfor
Corey Gardner Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc.
Sharel Grimm Pacific BioEnergy
Dave Macomber Snow Timber Pellets LLC
Dustin Meierhofer BC Forest Safety Council
Staffan Melin Delta Research Corporation
Pierre-Olivier Morency Rentech Inc.
Steven Mueller Pinnacle Renewable Energy
Bill Munro Rentech Inc.
Christine Paradis Foothills Forest Products Inc.
Travis Peterson Canfor
Darrell Robinson Shaw Resources
James Snow Nechako Group
Mark Stevens Foothills Forest Products Inc.
John Stirling Princeton Standard Pellet Corporation
Rob Tarcon Premium Pellet Ltd.
Jon Wang Willis Towers Watson
Sheldon Wheeler Canfor
Troy Withey West Fraser

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The Board of Directors has appointed the Safety Committee to manage the safety objectives of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada ("WPAC"). The Safety Committee works in close cooperation with the BC Forest Safety Council.


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