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According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an average of 700 fatalities occur in work zones each year. This week’s Safety News You Need focuses on resources that help construction workers and the driving public stay safe in work zones.
- Given the nature of road construction work and the many hazards it presents, training workers is a vital component of safety. Use this checklist to help workers recognize and avoid the common hazards found in work zones. Read more
- To protect motorists and workers, construction equipment and vehicles need to be plainly visible in and around a work zone. These diagrams can help you visualize which areas around equipment an operator likely can’t see. Read more
- When traveling through a work zone, a driver must have increased awareness of their surroundings and exercise extra caution, especially if driving a larger truck or commercial motor vehicle. These five tips can help any driver avoid incidents in a work zone. Learn more
- Flaggers control the flow of traffic through a work zone and often are close to vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed. Share these tips to help them stay safe on the job. Read more