Protect your employees from work zone hazards

Each year, more than 40,000 people are injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents in work zones. During peak construction season in the spring, approximately 20 percent of the U.S. highway system is under construction, creating more than 3,000 work zones. (1)

It’s important to keep your employees safe and apply OSHA standards wherever your employees are exposed to hazards from outside or inside a work zone. For information on work zone safety and links to training materials, please visit https://www.osha.gov/doc/highway_workzones/index.html. Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • High visibility safety apparel
  • Lighting
  • Flagging
  • Hand signaling devices and procedures
  • Sign criteria
  • Barricades

Please contact your Summit Loss Prevention consultant if you have any questions.

  1. Source: https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy08/sh-17795-08/workzone_hazards_awareness_english.pdf
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