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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 conducting consultation and education activities.

Inspections and prevention activities

Activities Details
Focused inspections
Q1–Q4 2022
  • Falls from movable ladders (this may also include fixed ladders, work platforms, lofts, elevated storage areas, safe access, floor openings, guardrails, roof structures, etc.)
  • Falls on the same elevation (slipping and tripping hazards, accumulations of waste materials, etc.)
  • Struck by (animals, materials, products, equipment, machinery, etc.)
  • Identification of and access to confined spaces and other hazardous locations
  • Informal and formal health and safety programs (including training records)
  • Documented new and young worker training (including seasonal workers)
  • Tractor safety (ROPS, seat belts, PTOs)
  • Equipment and machine safeguarding and lockout
  • Storage and use of pesticides and other chemicals
Farm labour contractor vehicle inspections
Q2–Q3 2022
  • Joint inspections with Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement and Labour Standards
Overexposure to concentrated pesticides
Q1–Q3 2022
  • Our Risk Analysis Unit and Field Services teams will conduct an initial assessment of the health risks associated with mixing or loading concentrated pesticides, followed up with focused field inspections
Consultations and education activities
Q1–Q4 2022
  • Network with AgSafeBC and other industry associations to create awareness and identify resources for musculoskeletal injuries arising from various segments of the agriculture industry