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New resource outlines how to protect workers from encounters with hazardous wildlife

Published on: July 21, 2023

Encounters with bears and other animals in wilderness settings have led to serious worker injuries and deaths in British Columbia. There’s a lot you can do to prevent and avoid dangerous encounters.

If you’re a forestry licensee or employer, our new bulletin — Plan for and prevent encounters with bears and other hazardous wildlife — can help you plan safe work in wilderness areas by outlining your responsibilities and the steps you can take to manage the risk of dangerous encounters through a health and safety program that considers hazardous wildlife.

To learn more, visit our Wildlife & insects page.