18.04.2019

Highway Work Zone Safety

Highway, road, street, bridge, tunnel, utility, and other workers for the
highway infrastructure are at a significant risk of fatal and serious nonfatal
injuries while working in and around a street/highway construction jobsite. In
addition to the risk of injury from passing motor vehicle traffic outside the
work zone, there is an equally hazardous risk of injury from movement of
construction vehicles and equipment within the work zone. Falls, electrical,
struck-by, and caught between are the common hazards found in this type of
work.

Every road construction project should have a transportation management plan.
The plan should consist of a temporary traffic control plan to protect workers
by safely conducting traffic around or through the work zone. You should also
have a traffic control plan for inside the work zone that manages the flow of
heavy equipment, construction vehicles, and workers.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides
facts about highway work zones and a checklist of measures to prevent worker
injuries from vehicles and equipment.

Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)