Work Zone Safety Involves Equipment and PolicyAbstract:
With more than 750 people, both workers and motorists, killed in road construction accidents in 1997, safety equipment manufacturers and policy makers stepped up to the challenge of protecting contractors and motorists in work zones. For example, innovative technology, and experimental applications of that technology, have contributed to the safety of those working in and driving through construction areas. Also, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is taking a stronger stance on safety than the industry has ever seen, not to mention the advances in roadway safety that stem from the Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century (TEA-21). Through equipment and policies, industry leaders are working to keep contractors and the motoring public safer.
Publication Date: May 1999
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Topics: Work Zone Safety