OSHA, NIOSH Renew Alliance with Roadway Work Zone Safety Partners

During the two-year agreement, the alliance will develop fact sheets for paramedics, police officers, truck drivers, and other work zone visitors.

OSHA has renewed an alliance with the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners to protect workers while working in roadway construction work zones. The alliance will focus on preventing worker injuries and deaths from construction vehicle runovers and backovers, and increasing outreach to non-English-speaking or limited-English-speaking workers.

"Most fatalities that occur in road construction work zones involve a worker being struck by a piece of construction equipment or other vehicle," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. "This renewed alliance with the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners will help reach workers and employers with critical education and information to reduce preventable injuries and deaths."

During the two-year agreement, the alliance will develop fact sheets for paramedics, police officers, truck drivers, and other work zone visitors on the proper personal protective equipment and high-visibility apparel to wear, and how to enter/exit a work zone during the day and at night. Additional fact sheets will be developed for less knowledgeable contractors detailing which traffic control requirements apply, particularly focusing on short-term/temporary work zones.

The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners is made up of a group of construction industry associations committed to protecting the health, safety, and rights of workers and understanding the responsibilities of employers. The Partners represent more than 1.2 million members and workers nationwide.

OSHA's Highway Work Zones and Signs, Signals, and Barricades Safety and Health Topics page includes information on roadway work zone hazards and how to protect workers from these hazards.

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