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Occupational motor vehicle incidents (MVIs) are the number one cause of traumatic worker deaths in British Columbia; on average, 30 workers are killed each year.
Operating a motor vehicle requires a driver's full attention. Twenty-five per cent of all vehicle crashes that occur annually in B.C. can be attributed to distracted driving. Wireless devices, such as cell phones, are the number one cause of these distractions. Whatever the reason, distractions create entirely preventable hazards to occupational drivers and the public, and can adversely affect a company's performance and reputation.
Resources for your workplace
Employers, supervisors, and drivers can take steps to reduce the risk. Download the following resources and make them available to your colleagues:
View/download the free videos
View/download the poster
WorkSafe Magazine articleCampaign puts safety in the driver's seat, September/October 2011
WorkSafeBC news releaseDistracted driving poses a significant risk to workers, Richmond, B.C., September 22, 2011
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