Sarah Bruce
Public Relations / Member Engagement
Email: sarahbruce@ara.bc.ca
Phone: 604-432-7987

Enhanced COVID-19 inspections and consultations

Beginning this week, WorkSafeBC will be conducting enhanced COVID-19 Safety Plan inspections and consultations at workplaces, prioritizing workplaces identified as the highest risk for COVID-19 transmission.

WorkSafeBC urges employers to stay vigilant, including revisiting their existing COVID-19 Safety Plan and updating it with the involvement of their workers as conditions change. In particular, prevention officers will focus on ensuring that workplace controls are effectively implemented and managed, appropriate workplace protocols are in place, and that health screening is being conducted. OHS consultants will supplement these inspections by assisting employers in managing COVID-19 risks at their workplace and providing additional support.

The goal is to ensure employer groups, labour groups, sector associations, Health and Safety Associations, and other stakeholders are engaged in this initiative, so they can support their members in managing ongoing COVID-19 safety risks in their workplace.

For more information, download WorkSafeBC 2020 Q4 initiative: Maintaining COVID-19 Safety Plans or go to worksafebc.com