Each of us – employers, workers and drivers – need to take action to keep workers safe.
Hundreds of roadside work zones will be set up across B.C. this summer, and every day, tens of thousands of British Columbians work alongside our roadways: first responders, tow truck operators, landscapers, flag people, road-maintenance crews and more.
Roadside work is a dangerous job. Between 2012 and 2021, 12 roadside workers were killed and 221 were injured and lost time from work as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle. The risks to roadside workers are more prevalent in the summer months as roadside work increases at this time of year and traffic levels typically rise.
The Work Zone Safety Alliance is launching the 12th annual Cone Zone campaign to raise awareness of the risk workers face of being struck by a vehicle at roadside work zones. The campaign reminds employers, workers and drivers to play their part to help prevent deaths and injuries of roadside workers in B.C.
Let’s work together to help ensure all workers return home safe to their families.
For more information about work zone road safety, visit ConeZoneBC.com.