Road and highway construction zones are dangerous. Approximately 20,000 highway and street construction workers are injured on the job annually. Most of the cases involve a worker being hit by a moving vehicle, typically a dump truck. Changing roadway conditions and slow-moving traffic can catch inattentive or reckless drivers by surprise, which can lead to injuries and even death.
Here are SEVEN TIPS to ensure the safety of the general public and construction employees:
1. Have a Safety Plan