Why Occupational Road Safety Matters
Every day thousands of workers in BC drive while working. Some are professional drivers such as truck drivers and taxi drivers. Others drive from one work location to another such as sales people and homecare workers. Driving while working is risky:
- 20 to 30% of all motor vehicle crashes in developed countries involve someone at work.1
- Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of workplace deaths in BC.
- On average 24 BC workers are killed every year in MVIs.2
- An average of 10 BC workers are seriously injured in MVIs every week.2
These deaths and injuries are workplace tragedies, but the impact of these incidents is much broader. Workplace deaths and injuries have a lasting effect on family, friends and the community.
- Use the Cost Calculator to find out what MVIs are costing your business.
- View MVI data in your sector.
1 Murray, W., Pratt, S., Hingston, J. & Dubens, E. (2009 c). Promoting Global Initiatives for Occupational Road Safety: Review of Occupational Road Safety Worldwide (Draft). NIOSH Global Review of Occupational Road Safety./span>
2 Average for the five-year period 2006-2010 (WorkSafeBC 2010 Statistics).
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of workplace deaths in BC.