Keeping Your Workers Safe

A Proper Cone Zone Saves Lives

Roadside work is dangerous. Between 2006 and 2015, 14 workers were killed and another 2261 injured from being hit by a motor vehicle while working on or beside the road.
As an employer, you’re responsible for the safety of your employees who work in roadside work zones. With proper training and resources, roadside workers can keep themselves and others safe.

Roadside Safety Toolkit for Employers, Supervisors and Workers

These tools and resources will help you keep workers safe in roadside work zones. The focus is on roadside work where planned work does not exceed one daytime work shift and certified traffic control persons are not required. Choose an option below.

Other Workplace Safety Resources

Hazard Alerts

Traffic Control Person Seriously Injured by Reversing Dump Truck A recent WorkSafeBC hazard alert highlights work vehicle reversing dangers. Includes safe work procedures for traffic control persons.

Other Roadside Worker Safety Training

  • The BC Municipal Safety Association offers a 4-hour Traffic Control Planning and Layout course for workers and supervisors in public works, maintenance, engineering, and special events. The course is open to workers and supervisors outside of the municipal sector as space permits.
  • The BC Municipal Safety Association also offers a 6-hour Emergency Scene Traffic Control course for all emergency responders – fire, ambulance, and police personnel. A related one-day Train-the-Trainer course is also offered.
  • The BC Construction Safety Association (BCCSA) offers a two-day standardized course for Traffic Control Persons (TCPs) and is the only program of its kind accepted by WorkSafeBC under Section 18 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation for high-risk traffic control. This two-day training session has been designed to qualify those who work as high-risk TCPs throughout the province of BC.
1 Claims where workers missed time from work. Source: WorkSafeBC 2015.