Working in and around traffic is dangerous.

When your employees work at the roadside, you need a plan to help keep them safe.

This is someone’s workplace. Slow down and give them plenty of room.

People who work on or at the side of the road have a dangerous and sometimes fatal job. They all deserve to go home safe at the end of their shift. The Cone Zone campaign, supported by the Work Zone Safety Alliance, aims to reduce the risk for roadside workers and people who drive through work zones.

Roadside workers are in vulnerable positions with traffic passing within metres of their workplace. Every shift they risk being struck by vehicles. WorkSafeBC statistics from 2014 to 2023 show:

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worker deaths

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workers injured and off work

Your role in roadside safety
Featured tools and resources
Tool Kit

Work Zone Planning

Every work zone is unique, which means you need to have a specific safety and traffic management plan for each one. Use this tool kit to help you identify hazards, assess risk, and control traffic.

Safety at the Roadside: What Workers Need to Know

Roadside workers need to be aware of hazards in their work zones. Review this guide’s tips and checklist to understand the different types of hazards and reduce your risk.

Roadside Work Preparation Guide

Use this guide to make your plan for a roadside work zone. It includes tips for preparing your crew, a list of possible hazards, and a form you can fill out to help assess the hazards and reduce the risks.

How Roadside Workers Want You to Drive in a Work Zone

Imagine if you worked beside a busy highway or road. That’s what roadside workers do every day. Learn what they’re counting on you to do when driving through their work zone.

Test your Cone Zone knowledge

Driving in a Work Zone QuizRoadside work happens year-round in BC, not just in spring and summer. Take our 5-question quiz to test your knowledge about how to drive safely in roadside work zones.

Roadside Worker Safety QuizDo you work full time, part time, or just occasionally at the roadside? If so, you need to know about hazards and safe work procedures. Take our 5-question quiz to test your knowledge.

Plan ahead.  Use alternate routes to avoid work zones.

Check DriveBC before you leave to avoid delays.

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Work Zone Safety Alliance

The Alliance is a partnership between public and private organizations committed to improving the safety of roadside workers in BC.

Alliance members work together to help improve driving behaviours and workplace safety practices in and around roadside work zones. Learn more.