Keeping Your Workers Safe
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of traumatic workplace death in British Columbia, accounting for 33 per cent of all traumatic workplace fatalities. On average each year, 21 workers are killed and another 1,280 are injured and miss time from work as a result of work-related crashes.1
Winter is an especially dangerous time for workers who drive. Winter conditions in BC can extend from early October to the end of March. And “Winter” is more than just snow and ice. Rain, fog, and reduced visibility are all part of winter hazards for BC drivers.
1 Source: WorkSafeBC 2012 – 2016
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.
Help reduce the risks your workers face when road and weather conditions are hazardous by following the guidance set out in the resources below.
An easy step-by-step guide to keep your workers safe while driving in winter. Choose an option below.