Employer and Supervisor Tools

A Proper Cone Zone Saves Lives

Roadside work is dangerous. Between 2009 and 2018, 13 roadside workers were killed and 213 were injured and missed time from work1 as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle.

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

The following 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.

1 WorkSafeBC Claim statistics (2009 – 2018)

  • Hazard Identification Checklist

    Working close to traffic can be dangerous. This resource provides a list of potential hazards that may be present when working on or beside the road.

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  • High Visibility Garments

    High-visibility garments are a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) and improve how well workers are seen. This resource outlines the different types of high visibility garments required by WorkSafeBC.

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  • Improving Worker Safety: Temporary Traffic Control Devices

    The BC Traffic Management Manual includes a number of traffic control devices beyond signs, cones and barriers that can help to mitigate traffic exposure risks. When used in combination with other safety controls, these devices can help reduce the risks of a worker being struck by a motor vehicle.

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  • Keeping Roadside Workers Safe: What Employers Need to Know

    This tool outlines what employers need to do to keep employees safe when working on or beside the road. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) requires that every BC employer must ensure that effective traffic control is provided and used whenever traffic could be hazardous to a worker.

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  • Roadside Work Preparation Checklist

    Review this checklist before your workers begin their work.

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  • Slow Down and Move Over Law Protects Roadside Workers

    Use these promotional materials to promote the Slow Down and Move Over message within your workplace or community.

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  • Tailgate Meeting Guide: Set Up and Take Down of Roadside Work Zones

    This resource can be used in tailgate meetings to help you talk to your employees about key elements of a work zone layout, and things to consider in the proper set up and dismantling of roadside work zones.

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  • Tailgate Meeting Guide: Towing and Recovery

    This tailgate meeting guide outlines how to assess the risk and determine when traffic control is required for emergent and brief duration work.

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  • Video Gallery

    The real story. Learn more about what it is like to work in a Cone Zone.

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  • Other Workplace Safety Resources

    Roadside safety tools and resources provided by other organizations.

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