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Workers in roadway construction zones get some safety help from industry-OSHA alliance

The Alliance was renewed on April 19.
The construction industry and OSHA renewed an Alliance to keep roadway construction zone workers safe

OSHA has renewed the Alliance with the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners aimed at protecting 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 focuses on increased 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 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 comprise 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.

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