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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 2021
  • Struck by (animals, materials, products, equipment, machinery, etc.)
  • Falls from elevation (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.)
  • 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
Consultations and education activities
Q1–Q4 2021
  • Musculoskeletal injuries arising from various segments of the agriculture industry