Employer and Supervisor Tools
A Proper Cone Zone Saves Lives
Roadside work is dangerous. Between 2007 and 2016, 15 roadside workers were killed and 229 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 (2007 – 2016)
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Roadside Work Preparation Checklist
Review this checklist before your workers begin their work.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The real story. Learn more about what it is like to work in a Cone Zone.Read More
Other Workplace Safety Resources
Roadside safety tools and resources provided by other organizations.Read More