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May 13, 2019, 12:00 ET RCMP steps up traffic enforcement in support of roadside-worker safety

Over the last 10 years, 13 roadside workers died and 213 were injured RICHMOND, BC, May 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The RCMP Lower Mainland District Integrated Road Safety Unit is partnering with the Work Zone...


May 14, 2018, 12:57 ET VPD steps up enforcement in support of roadside-worker safety

RICHMOND, BC, May 14, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the Vancouver Police Department is partnering with the Work Zone Safety Alliance and WorkSafeBC to kick off the eighth annual B.C. Cone Zone Campaign, with...


Feb 20, 2018, 11:00 ET Work-related motor vehicle crashes leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in B.C.

Take action March 5 – 9 - Road Safety At Work Week RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Work-related motor vehicle incidents (MVIs) account for 33 per cent of all work-related traumatic deaths in...


Oct 02, 2017, 13:00 ET Winter 2016 data shows a 10 percent increase in motor-vehicle casualty crashes where driving too fast for the conditions was a contributing factor

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Last winter's extreme conditions contributed to a 10 percent increase in motor-vehicle casualty crashes in B.C. between October and December, where driving too fast ...


May 15, 2017, 06:00 ET VPD Steps Up Enforcement in Support of Roadside Worker Safety

RICHMOND, BC, May 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the Vancouver Police Department is partnering with the Work Zone Safety Alliance and WorkSafeBC to kick off the seventh annual B.C. Cone Zone Campaign with...


Feb 20, 2017, 09:00 ET Road Safety at Work Week March 6-10

Time to take action on road safety in your workplace RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Employers are responsible for the safety of employees when they drive for work regardless of who owns the...


Oct 03, 2016, 17:00 ET Winter road and weather conditions change quickly - So should your driving

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Road and weather conditions change quickly during winter. Drivers should be prepared to adjust their driving behaviour to match the conditions and address potential ...


May 16, 2016, 09:00 ET Cone Zone season has arrived - More long-term road maintenance projects underway this summer

RICHMOND, BC, May 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Drivers in communities throughout the Lower Mainland will experience an increase in road maintenance and construction "Cone Zones" this summer. With repair work on...


Feb 22, 2016, 08:00 ET Take part in the annual Road Safety at Work Week March 7-11

Help employers reduce the number of work-related road crashes RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - This year, the second annual Road Safety at Work Week is focusing on "Employer Responsibility" to...


Oct 05, 2015, 11:00 ET Prepare for winter driving hazards

Winter tires key to driving safety for work and leisure RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Preparing your vehicle and yourself for driving in winter weather conditions will help keep you safe whether ...


May 11, 2015, 16:00 ET Cone Zone season is approaching, Slow down and respect roadside workers

RICHMOND, BC, May 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Hundreds of roadside work zones will be set up around British Columbia this summer. Thousands of drivers will travel through those "cone zones", and it is likely...


Feb 18, 2015, 13:30 ET First annual Road Safety at Work Week March 2-6

RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Motor-vehicles incidents are a leading cause of worker fatalities in British Columbia. To bring attention to this critically important workplace safety issue, Road ...


Nov 17, 2014, 18:18 ET More than 130 days until the end of the winter driving season

Be prepared with some tips about winter tires and stay safe RICHMOND, BC, Nov. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Drivers in British Columbia are only a third of the way through the winter driving season. Depending on ...


Oct 06, 2014, 16:13 ET Time to shift into winter

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Winter is on the way to British Columbia and it is time for drivers to prepare themselves and their vehicles. Winter is a dangerous time of year for drivers....


Jul 07, 2014, 12:00 ET Roadside workers speak out about the dangers of working in the "Cone Zone"

RICHMOND, BC, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - In B.C., tens of thousands of men and women work on or near roadways and they each have a story to tell about the dangers they face working in the "Cone Zone". You...


May 12, 2014, 09:00 ET Truckers working outside their vehicles at increased risk of being hit by passing drivers

24 workers per year struck on roadside RICHMOND, BC, May 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Between 2004 and 2013, 40 truck drivers were seriously injured by a passing vehicle while changing tires, putting on tire...