Work Zone Traffic Safety

work-zone-accidentsSummary of  Work Zone Traffic Safety

  • The Hazard: death or serious injury from being struck by vehicles or equipment in work zones.
  • Who is at risk: streets/highways, utilities and other public works department workers who maintain roadways, bridges, sewers, catch basins, etc.
  • Prevention: reducing the speed of vehicles, traffic control plans warning motorists of work zones, guiding traffic safely through the work zone, and returning passing vehicles to normal traffic flow.
  • Laws: The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforced the MUTCD (29 CFR 1926.200-203).

via AFSCME | Work Zone Traffic Safety.