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High Risk Strategies and Industry Initiatives

WorkSafeBC’s High Risk Strategies and Industry Initiatives identify and target industries and employers with a high risk of serious workplace injury and a significant contribution to the serious injury rate and overall injury rate.

In addition to supporting effective management of risks by examining and promoting occupational health and safety basics that affect all workplaces, our strategies and initiatives identify specific areas of high risk for their respective industries. Strategies and initiatives take place over multiple years and are reviewed annually to make any necessary adjustments.

Select a link below to learn more about our 2021–2023 strategies and initiatives, including four new initiatives that focus on key workplace health and safety issues affecting industries across the province.

High Risk Strategies

Industry Initiatives


Each strategy and initiative focuses prevention initiatives on identified areas of high risk in order to apply resources and effort where they will be most effective. Our prevention efforts may include inspectional activity, employer consultations, outreach activities, and educational programs and materials. You can see more detail on our inspectional and prevention activity for specific strategies and initiatives through the above links, or you can learn more about what to expect from a WorkSafeBC inspection.