Work Zone Safety
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NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Highway Work Zones
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.
Spanish - Library of Resources to Improve Roadway Work Zone Safety for All Roadway Users
This free site provides resources on National Work Zone Safety including video and audio libraries, listserve, new web-based training materials and more.
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet: High-visibility safety apparel
If you work in a street or highway right-of-way and you’re exposed to traffic or construction equipment, you must wear a highly visible upper-body garment in accordance with High visibility garments.
Webinar: Taking Proper Care of Pedestrians in Work Zones
During this webinar, which was held September 30, 2009 and is provided by the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, presenters discussed how to meet the work zone traffic control needs of pedestrians, including those with disabilities.
Highway Work Zones and Signs, Signals, and Barricades
Highway, road, street, bridge, tunnel, utility, and other workers for the highway infrastructure are exposed to hazards from outside and inside the work zone.
Highway Worker Safety Training
The training program includes 6 modules which provide an overview of common hazards in highway and road construction and prevention measures. This material was produced under grant number 46E3-HT18 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor through Wayne State University.
Source: Wayne State University
Work Zone Safety
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.