Indiana DOL Wants Work Zones to Stay Safe

Three construction workers in Indiana died in road work zones last year, according to the agency.

The Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) has launched a statewide safety initiative aimed at reducing workplace transportation-related deaths, with specific attention to road construction work zones, after three construction workers died in them last year. In addition, the Indiana Department of Transportation is focusing on work zone safety with National Work Zone Awareness Week taking place April 15-19.

"INDOT's top priority is the safety of workers and the motoring public," INDOT Commissioner Michael Cline said. "Our goal is to provide a safe working environment and reduce injuries and crashes using proven safety methods."

The state of Indiana urges construction contractors and industry workers to develop, implement and enforce construction work zone safety policies and procedures. "For Hoosier families, a transportation-related incident that takes the life of a loved one is a deep loss,&" IDOL Commissioner Sean M. Keefer said. "This very real loss drives the Indiana Department of Labor to seek improvements to better educate the public and enforce workplace safety in construction work zones."

"The Indiana Department of Labor will work with companies, associations, and industry representatives to proactively address transportation-related hazards and exposures," Keefer said. "Working together, we can reduce the number and severity of transportation-related incidents in and near construction work zones."

Information on work zone safety is available at www.in.gov/dol/workzonesafety. For more information about National Work Zone Awareness Week visit www.in.gov/indot/2356.htm.

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