States Still Improving Work Zone Scores

The 2009 scores on FHWA's Work Zone Mobility and Safety Self Assessment tool are the highest yet, indicating the state departments continue to make progress on their oversight and management.

State highway departments continue to improve how they are managing highway work zones, according to 2009 scores tallied by the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Operations, which administers the Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program. Scores on FHWA's Work Zone Mobility and Safety Self Assessment tool show how much progress has been made in various areas, while the tool itself supports the middle plank of FHWA's "Vital Few" priority areas, which are:

  • Safety
  • Congestion mitigation
  • Environmental stewardship and streamlining

The 2009 scores on the FHWA Work Zone Mobility and Safety Self Assessment tool show state departments continue to make progress on safety and management of highway work zones.The tool is a set of 46 questions to help work zone managers assess their programs, policies, and procedures against accepted good practices, some of which are explained in the Work Zone Best Practices Guidebook. The tool helps FHWA Division Offices work with state partners on actions and priority areas for improvement, provide information for the process reviews that are required by the Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule, and identify states that are leading in a particular area and might provide good case studies.

Among responding agencies, 33 (65 percent) reported they provide training to uniformed law enforcement personnel who are on duty in work zones or otherwise ensure they receive training -- up from 52 percent in 2008.

FHWA said 2009 is the first year when the average score for all six sections in the self-assessment tool was at or above the implementation threshold of 7 – meaning that, on average across the country, agencies are implementing the practices in all six sections of the assessment.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Easy to Use Safety Incident App

    Record incidents on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Collect data for multiple types of incidents including including near misses, vehicle and environmental incidents, and employee and non-employee injuries; at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. IndustrySafe is here to help. We put together a resource that’s easy to digest so you can get answers to your training questions and ensure you're complying with OSHA's standards.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus