Keeping Your Workers Safe

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in BC.

On average each year, 23 workers are killed, and another 1,290 are injured and miss time from work due to work-related motor vehicle incidents (MVIs).1

Winter is an especially dangerous time for workers who drive. Winter conditions in BC can extend from early October to the end of April. And “Winter” is more than just snow and ice. Rain, fog, and reduced visibility are all part of winter hazards for BC drivers.

As an employer or supervisor, you’re responsible for the safety of all your workers when driving for work in the winter

  • whether they’re driving company vehicles or their own vehicles, and
  • whether they’re on the road all day or just once or twice a week.

Employer Toolkit

An easy step-by-step guide to keep your workers safe while driving in winter. Choose an option below.

  • Before Winter Do you have a bit of time to prepare? It’s never too early. Get a head start so you’re not scrambling. Learn More
  • During Winter Has winter arrived? Here’s what you can do now. Learn More
  • After Winter Learn from the past winter season, plan and prepare for next winter. Learn More
  • Your Legal Obligations

    A reminder for employers and supervisors. Learn More
  • Free Workplace Safety Resources

    Tip sheets, tailgate meeting guides, and other resources to support your safety activities. Learn More

If you have vehicles over 5500 kg GVW, also see our specialized Winter Driving Tips for Truck Drivers and Winter Driving Tips for BC Log Haulers. Note that additional vehicle, driver and trip requirements may apply.

1 Source: WorkSafeBC, BIA Datamart and ODW Snapshot. 2009 to 2013. June 2014

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