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.