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In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Gordon Murray, executive director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) shared how the sector is continuing to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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Alarm Management Workshop

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC)'s Safety Committee, in co-operation with the BC Forest Safety Council, WorkSafeBC and media partner Canadian Biomass magazine, is hosting a workshop on alarm management systems in Prince George, B.C., on April 15, as a part of process safety management series. Poor alarm management is one of the leading causes of unplanned downtime in process industries, contributing billions of dollars in lost production every year.

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WPAC Safety Committee 2020 work plan joomla

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada's Safety Committee was established in 2014 with the mission of improving the wood pellet industry’s collective safety performance, earning a reputation with regulatory authorities and the public as an industry that is highly effective at managing safety, and learning and sharing best practices regarding safety.

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The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC), in co-operation with WorkSafeBC and media partner Canadian Biomass, held the Process Safety Workshop on Bow Tie Analysis at the Prince George, B.C., Civic Centre on Nov. 13, 2019. Fifty participants, including pellet plant operators, maintenance personnel, and representatives from insurance companies, universities, fire detection equipment suppliers, and WorkSafeBC, attended the event. The workshop was facilitated by WorkSafeBC’s Jenny Colman, ergonomist/human factors specialist, Mike Tasker, occupational safety officer, Geoff Thomson, occupational safety officer and Jennifer Fung, senior engineer.

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The Wood Pellet Association of Canada’s Safety Committee, in co-operation with WorkSafeBC and media partner Canadian Biomass magazine, are hosting a workshop on process safety bow tie analysis.

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