May 12: Road Safety Reminders


Between 2004 and 2013, 40 truck drivers were seriously injured by a passing vehicle while changing tires, putting on tire chains or doing other vehicle maintenance tasks. In that same period, 239 roadside vehicle incidents involving workers were reported to WorkSafeBC—and 15 of these workers died. So as summer approaches and roadside work increases, employers are reminded to ensure that workers are safe while working in “cone zones.”