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Construction Planned Inspectional Initiative

The Construction Planned Inspectional Initiative is designed to reduce the construction industry’s serious injury rate and the time-loss claims rate by taking a risk-based approach. The construction sector time-loss claims rate and serious injury rate are consistently higher than overall provincial injury rates. Serious injuries account for approximately 19 percent of claims in the construction sector.

Our goal

Reduce time-loss claims rate and prevent serious and fatal injuries in the construction industry.

Our focus

2024 inspectional approach

For 2024 inspections, prevention officers will take a risk-based approach to ensure that the most significant risks are effectively managed. This approach involves workers and employers identifying hazards, evaluating risks, and implementing the appropriate controls specific to the on-site activities. In addition, it focuses on employers ensuring that these efforts are effectively communicated to workers and monitored through foundational occupational health and safety systems such as new and young worker orientations, training, supervision, incident investigations, worksite inspections, and (where applicable) joint health and safety committees that are effective, robust, and well supported.

Construction Focus

  • Falls from elevation
    Falls from elevation continue to drive the serious injury rate in construction.
  • Struck-by mobile equipment
    Struck-by injuries continue to drive the serious injury rate and are currently surpassing falls from elevation in terms of the number of injury claims.
  • Musculoskeletal and repetitive strain injuries (MSI and RSI) 
    Overexertion injuries are the most prevalent type of musculoskeletal injury claims in the construction industry.

Related focus areas

Partnerships and collaborations

We will work with internal and external stakeholders such as the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA), to encourage and foster communication, in order to proactively respond to evolving industry challenges and to new and emerging risk areas.

What you can do

A healthy and safe workplace is a shared responsibility. The following resources will help you better understand and address some of the health and safety issues to focus on in your industry. For more resources and information, please visit our Construction pages.