Occupational Health and Safety at Surrey Engineering Operations: An Examination of Frequency, Severity, and Temporal Aspects

Engineering Operations is responsible for the maintenance of the City of Surrey’s municipal infrastructure, and employs a range of staff from administrators and clerks to tradespersons and labourers. These employees are essential to the efficient operation of Engineering Operations, and their exposure to risk of injury is largely based on their job roles and responsibilities. Public works employees are engaged in varied and complex tasks some of which may potentially increase their exposure to injury. Working at a job site with heavy equipment and power tools has certain inherent risks and while every reasonable measure can be taken to avoid injuries, it is impossible to guarantee zero risk. However, it remains a key objective.


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