Richmond, B.C. (Feb. 7, 2018) — WorkSafeBC has released a new three-year plan to help employers reduce serious injuries in the construction sector. The 2018-2020 Construction High-Risk Strategy is designed to prevent unsafe acts or conditions that cause workplace injuries and fatalities.
“The serious injury rate in the construction sector is much higher than in most other sectors,” said Dan Strand, Director of Prevention Field Services for WorkSafeBC. “Our goal with the high-risk strategies is simple — to reduce the number of serious injuries.”
The high-risk strategy for the construction industry is based on three areas:
WorkSafeBC’s high-risk strategies identify and target industries and employers with a high risk of serious workplace injury and a significant contribution to the serious-injury rate. High-risk strategies include four industry sectors: construction, forestry, health care and manufacturing.
More information about the construction high-risk strategy, including 2018 deliverables and timelines, is available at worksafebc.com.