Construction work zones are dangerous. Every day, workers who step foot on highways and roads risk danger from vehicle traffic and heavy equipment. Completing work is important, but when safety takes a back seat to production schedules, the result can be deadly. Take time to implement safety procedures and health in your work zones.
According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), there are nearly 800 work zone fatalities each year. Knowing the statistics is important because it generates awareness. But that awareness must translate to action, including taking positive steps that will protect workers.