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Inspections and prevention activities

As part of our strategy to reduce the serious injury rate by applying resources and effort where they will be most effective, our officers are inspecting workplaces and along with our consultants conducting consultation and education activities.

Inspections and prevention activities

Activities Details

Focused inspections

Inspections — Tools, equipment, and processes, falls from elevation
Q1–Q4 2021

Inspections focused on:

  • Fall protection anchor selection and use
  • Fall protection systems
  • Ladder use
  • Scaffolding and work platform use
  • Mobile work platforms
  • Working from elevated fix structures (e.g., roof)

Inspections — Tools, equipment, and processes, struck by injuries
Q1–Q4 2021

Inspections focused on:

  • Leading edge work
  • Mobile equipment
  • Contact with hand and power tools
  • Contact with building materials

Inspections — Working in proximity to high voltage
Q1–Q4 2021

Inspections focused on:

  • Hierarchy of controls
  • 30M33 “Assurance in Writing”
  • Worker education and training
  • Work arrangements and procedures

Inspections — Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) and Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Q1–Q4 2021

Inspections focused on:

  • Overexertion and RSI injuries
  • Manual handling

Consultations and education activities

BCCSA partnership
Q1–Q4 2021

  • Continue to assist, support, and partner with the BCCSA, BCACS, BCCGA and other external stakeholders on the WorkSafeBC Construction HRS, including health and safety webinars and forums
  • Collaborate and communicate with the appropriate health and safety associations to discuss the HRS focus and identify partnership opportunities
  • Develop resources related to data analysis for focus areas