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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
Information and resources
Q1–Q4 2020
  • Provide information and resources to employers and workers through various means, including worksite inspections and consultations from prevention officers, engineers and human factors specialists
  • Provide educational presentations to industry stakeholders, to assist them in their assessment and control of their risks
  • Work with employer/worker stakeholders assisting them to develop risk models of their processes, enabling them to identify human and organizational factors, including critical risks and critical controls to enable the effective management of their risk
  • Communicate and work with other regulatory agencies, where applicable, to ensure a coordinated approach to stakeholders approach to risk management
  • Ensure transparency and consistency with respect to risk control and compliance expectations with all stakeholders
Inspections
Q1–Q4 2020
  • Complete phase 2 inspections focusing on key hazards for pellet manufacturing, Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Biomass energy, waste-to-energy process facilities, pulp and paper sector employers as well as selected chemical manufacturers
  • Conduct phase 1 inspections for selected oil and gas facilities as well as follow-up inspections, consultations, education, and
  • Conduct phase 1 inspections on selected foundries