NIOSH, Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition Ally with OSHA to Improve Roadway Work Zone SafetyAbstract:
Improving roadway work zone safety and health is the goal of a new Alliance the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has formed with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition. SHA, NIOSH, and other members of The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition will develop hazard awareness training and education programs on roadway work zone safety targeted to Spanish-speaking and “hard-to-reach” highway construction workers. Alliance members will encourage Coalition members and their affiliates to participate in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, Consultation, and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. In addition Coalition members will be encouraged to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area offices to address work zone safety and health issues.