Inspection and Citation Guidance for Roadway and Highway Construction Work ZonesAbstract:
This Instruction provides guidance for the safe inspection of work sites where employees engaged in construction work on and near roadways or highways are exposed to struck-by hazards from vehicular traffic. This Instruction is intended to help Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) safely inspect roadway and highway construction work zones and to issue consistent citations for violations. Working near fast-moving public traffic presents obvious hazards for CSHOs performing inspections. This Instruction provides guidance for proper citation under 29 CFR 1926, Subpart G Signs, Signals, and Barricades, which incorporates by reference Part VI of the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) 1988 Edition, Revision 3 as well as the Millennium Edition, December 2000. This Instruction also provides general enforcement guidance on issuing citations for § 5(a)(1) General Duty Clause violations.