WorkSafeBC finds more than 1,600 violations of COVID-19 safety plans

Agency has completed more than 21,000 scheduled and spontaneous work site inspections as of Jan. 22

CBC News  ·  Posted: Jan 31, 2021

Inspectors with WorkSafe BC have now found more than 1,600 violations of COVID-19 health and safety plans in workplaces across the province, according to the agency.  

The numbers spiked in December, with 392 violations that month alone. 

All employers open in B.C. during the pandemic must have approved health and safety protocols in place to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 on site. The requirement has been in place since B.C. began reopening in May, after the first shutdown.

WorkSafe BC has done more than 21,800 inspections to ensure plans are in place and being followed. Inspections can be planned ahead or unannounced, and are sometimes done in response to complaints from the public.

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