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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, WorkSafeBC officers are inspecting workplaces and conducting consultation and education activities.

Inspections and prevention activities

Activities Details
Primary inspectional focus
Q1–Q4 2020
Focus inspections on five main fishing and marine areas:
  • Longline and trap fishing (702007)
  • Trawl fishing (702009)
  • Seine fishing—herring and salmon (702008)
  • Dive fishing and commercial diving (702005/764015)
  • Gillnet — salmon and herring (702006)
Secondary inspectional focus
Q1–Q4 2020
Focus inspections on other marine and fishing activities:
  • Troll — salmon and tuna (702006)
  • Fish Packing (702010)
  • Commercial Vessels (eco-tourism, whale watching, fish farm support, water taxi, landing barge, tug and barge) (Various CUs)
Awareness and education activities
  • Continue the PFD awareness campaign
  • Develop best practices documents for high-risk fishing and marine sectors