Work Zone Safety

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Apr 2011

NIOSH Science Blog: Construction Equipment Visibility

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/blog/nsb040411_visibility.html

This month's NIOSH Science Blog discusses issues relating to the visibility of construction equipment.

(NIOSH)
Feb 2008

Work Zone Safety – Printed Materials - Materiales de Texta

http://www.workzonesafety.org/foreign_language_materials/spanish

Spanish materials provided by The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse on work zone and construction safety.

(National Workzone Safety Information Clearinghouse)
Feb 2008

Highway Work Zones and Signs, Signals, and Barricades

http://www.osha.gov/doc/highway_workzones/index.html

Highway, road, street, bridge, tunnel, utility, and other workers for the highway infrastructure are exposed to hazards from outside and inside the work zone. Falls, electrical, struck-by, and caught between are the common hazards found in this type of work. Guidance for the set-up of work zone signs, barricades, flagging, etc. are found in the Department of Transportation's "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)."

(OSHA)
Feb 2008

The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse

http://www.workzonesafety.org/

This free site provides resources on National Work Zone Safety including video and audio libraries, listserve, new web-based training materials and more.

(National Workzone Safety Information Clearinghouse)
Jan 2005

Workplace Solutions: Preventing Injuries when working with ride-on roller/compactors (PDF)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/wp-solutions/2005-101/pdfs/2005-101.pdf

Workers who operate or work around roller/compactors are at risk of injury from a machine rollover or being struck by the machine or its components. NIOSH recommends that injuries and deaths be prevented through wider use of rollover protective structures (ROPS) and seat belts on roller/compactors, training, establishing and adhering to safety plans and safe work practices, and using appropriatepersonal protective equipment.

(NIOSH)
Jun 2003

Highway Work Zones

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/highwayworkzones/

Workers in highway construction work zones are exposed to risk of injury from the movement of construction vehicles and equipment within the work zones, as well as from passing motor vehicle traffic.

(NIOSH)
Apr 2003

Building Safer Highway Work Zones: Measures to Prevent Worker Injuries from Vehicles and Equipment

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2001-128/
(NIOSH)
Apr 2003

ODOT Workzone Safety

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/workzonesafety.shtml

The work zone safety program is aimed at reducing the number of injury and fatal traffic crashes that occur in highway work zones in Oregon.

(ODOT)