City of Nanaimo’s safety program earns top marks

NANAIMO – The city conducted an external audit of its workplace safety program this year.

The City of Nanaimo earned top scores during an external audit of its safety program this year.

The city scored 92 per cent on an audit of its eight-element workplace safety program, which “far exceeds” the passing mark of the B.C. Municipal Safety Association and Worksafe B.C., a press release says.

The city earned high points for areas like hazard identification and control, inspections and organizational commitment, but lost marks on investigating workplace incidents and program administration – like development of a strategic action plan to address deficiencies.

Andrew Brooks, the city’s health and safety manager, said he’s “very pleased” with the safety audit results and that a strategic action plan will be created to address areas for improvement.