Servicing the Region Planned Inspectional Initiative

Our Servicing the Region Planned Inspectional Initiative focuses on region-specific workplace health and safety risks. This initiative is in addition to our planned inspectional initiatives focused on specific industries or risks affecting workplaces across British Columbia.

Our focus

2024 inspectional approach

For 2024 inspections, prevention officers will continue to take a risk-based approach to ensure that the most significant risks are effectively managed by employers. 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 these efforts are effectively communicated to workers and monitored through foundational occupational health and safety systems such as new and young workers orientations, training, supervision, incident investigations, worksite inspections, and (where applicable) joint health and safety committees that are effective, robust, and well supported.

Through this initiative, we consider regional risks and insights to help us target classification units (CUs) and employers who are not otherwise covered by another initiative but have risks that may contribute to the time-loss claims rate, serious injury rate, and musculoskeletal injury (MSI) rate.

What you can do

Inspections conducted under this initiative will follow a risk management basics approach. This inspectional approach focuses on ensuring that a series of steps are followed so that the basics of risk management are implemented in the workplace. Learn more about what you can do to follow a risk management basics approach to managing risks at your workplace and review the following resources.

Updates and results

As part of our strategic initiative to develop measures to assess the effectiveness of prevention activities, we are providing updates on our outreach activities, the number of inspections, and the top regulations cited.