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British Columbia Work Zone Safety Alliance starts "Cone Zone" roadwork safety campaign

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by Journal Of Commerce

The British Columbia Work Zone Safety Alliance has started a new "Cone Zone" roadwork safety campaign that will focus on drivers reducing driving speed, avoiding distraction, and respecting the road as a workplace. The goal of the program is to raise awareness of the dangers faced by those working on the side of the road in the "cone zone" and reducing worker injuries and deaths.

The British Columbia Work Zone Safety Alliance has started a new "Cone Zone" roadwork safety campaign that will focus on drivers reducing driving speed, avoiding distraction, and respecting the road as a workplace. The goal of the program is to raise awareness of the dangers faced by those working on the side of the road in the "cone zone" and reducing worker injuries and deaths.

In the last ten years, 386 WorkSafeBC claims were made by workers who were struck by motor vehicles. Of the claims, 46 percent were classified as serious injuries and 3 percent resulted in the death of the worker.

The BC Work Zone Safety Alliance is a joint initiative supported by the BCAA Road Safety Foundation, BC Ambulance Service, BC Construction Safety Alliance, BC Flagging Association, BC Hydro, BC Landscape and Nursery Association, BC Municipal Safety Association, B.C. Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association, FortisBC, ICBC, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Telus, The Community Against Preventable Injuries, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, Lower Mainland police, and WorkSafeBC.

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