Training for Work Zone SafetyAuthor/Presenter: Anderson, Roy W.
Traffic safety engineers responsible for improving work zone safety have long recognized that training is one of the key elements to reducing accidents in work zones. Training of managers, supervisors and workers is essential. If the design engineer or the project engineer does not understand the fundamental safety needs of drivers, vehicles, and the construction worker, then there is no reason to expect the blue-collar worker at the work site to overcome designed shortcomings or his own lack of training. A chain is no stronger than its weakest link. There are many links in the work zone safety chain, and training remains among the weakest.