Around Town: WorkSafeBC High Risk Strategies
WorkSafeBC has released new three-year plans for four industry sectors, including the construction sector and the manufacturing sector. The 2018-2020 strategies are designed to prevent unsafe acts or conditions that cause workplace injuries and fatalities.
Strategies for the construction industry include details such as: WorkSafeBC officers conducting inspections focused on health and safety planning and supervision; a focus on the selection of the right tool, equipment or process to reduce workplace incidents resulting in serious injury; and the development of high-risk violations.
The 2018 strategy for the manufacturing sector focus on areas including safeguarding and lockout, powered tools, hand tools (knives), material handling (falling objects), falls, fire and explosion risks, mobile equipment and more.
- Asbestos is the number-one killer of workers in B.C. WorkSafeBC has developed initiatives tailored to residential demolition/renovation and institutional, commercial and industrial construction.
- From 2012 to 2016, Falls from ladders injured or killed 2,012 workers in B.C.
Visit www.worksafebc.com for more information about the High Risk Strategies, including 2018 deliverables and timelines.
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