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Working in and around traffic

Roadside work, or working in the “cone zone,” is dangerous. From 2013 to 2022 in B.C., 9 roadside workers were killed and 239 were injured and missed time from work as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle.

Roadside worksites involve hundreds of activities — not just road construction. There are many types of workers in the cone zone, including:

  • First responders
  • Landscapers
  • Municipal workers
  • Telecommunications and utility workers
  • Tow truck drivers
  • Traffic control persons
  • Truck drivers

Road Safety Toolkit

Resources for employers, supervisors and workers to help keep workers safe when working in and around traffic.

Cone Zone campaign

The Cone Zone campaign runs from May to August each year. This campaign aims to reduce the number of deaths and injuries of roadside workers by increasing awareness of the vulnerability of these workers and encouraging drivers to practise safe driving behaviour in the cone zone.