July 15, 2012
VIDEO: The Work Zone Safety Alliance "Cone Zone" campaign
Every year municipal employees, flaggers, contractors and others who work in British Columbia roadways are injured and even killed through contact with motor vehicles. The Work Zone Safety Alliance launched their annual "Cone Zone" campaign from July through to the end of August to raise awareness of the problem and encourage drivers to slow down in and around work areas.
Mark Ordeman, the transportation manager for WorkSafeBC, was able to talk to the Journal of Commerce about the importance of the Cone Zone campaign as well as highlight the dangers workers face every day when they work in the pathway of motor vehicles.
Oderman said driver awareness of their surroundings, along with reducing distraction, is the best way to prevent accidents on road-based work sites. The Cone Zone campaign is highlighting not only construction but also those involved in roadside landscaping and other jobs where people come into contact with traffic.
For more information on the Cone Zone campaign, head to www.conezonebc.com
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