WorkSafeBC is in the midst of a week-long review at KRCC following incidents of violence and other concerns expressed by correctional staff.
BCGEU representative Dean Purdy said WorkSafeBC representatives were in the jail this week, interviewing staff, viewing units and going over policies and procedures.
Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre is the fifth jail in B.C. to undergo the review.
A report will be published at the end of the review. In the short term, WorkSafeBC representatives have written orders to correct safety problems, Purdy said.
“WCB has written some orders we’re pleased with. We hope they’ll continue. In our business, safety is really No. 1. Ultimately, we want measures to protect our officers.”
Purdy said the review will also look at the ratio of inmates to guards to determine whether it is safe. The union says the ratio in 2012 was 40-1, double that in 2011.