Richmond, BC / February 20, 2018 – Work-related motor vehicle incidents (MVIs) account for 33 per cent of all work-related traumatic deaths in British Columbia, making it the leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in the province.
On average each year, 21 workers are killed and another 1,339 are injured and miss time from work because of work-related crashes. Three sectors account for close to three-quarters of work-related MVI injury claims from 2012 to 2016:
(Source: WorkSafeBC MVI Statistics 2012-2016)
Workers are a company’s greatest asset and employers are responsible for the safety of employees when they drive for work. Road Safety At Work Week runs March 5 – 9 and is an opportunity to make road safety a priority in all organizations.
Organizations or teams can register before March 9 at the Road Safety At Work Week webpage. Participants can choose their own road safety activity or the website has great ideas supported by useful resources.
Organizations and teams must report back by March 19 on the progress of their road safety activities to receive a Certificate of Participation and be eligible for one of three $250 prizes.
 Source: WorkSafeBC MVI Statistics 2012-2016
 The Service sector includes Accommodation, Food and Leisure Services industries, Business Services, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Education, Health Care and Social Services and Utilities among others.