Over the last decade, the number of occupationally-related work zone fatalities has not been reduced with an average of over 120 fatalities annually, the majority of which are the result of third-party / distracted-driving intrusions into the work zone. This does not include the additional number of public motor vehicle fatalities that occur in a construction/maintenance work zone, which over that same time period averaged approximately 700 additional fatalities annually. While the driving public’s motor vehicle fatalities within a work zone have decreased over the last five years, likely due to the increased prevalence of vehicle safety equipment, the same is not indicated from the occupational injury/fatality perspective. Work zones are dangerous places to work.
To address the continuing challenge of work-zone intrusions, a multi-industry coalition has been formed between the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), and leading national contractors, organized labor and others with the goal to prevent worker injuries and deaths caused by motorists.
This webpage and the information links below will continue to be updated. For those wanting to actively participate in the coalition, please contact Brad Sant ([email protected]); Howard Marks ([email protected]) or Brian Deery ([email protected]). The goal of the coalition is to provide information, best practices, improved legislation, and the ability for state transportation agencies (DOTs) to include enhanced safety measures on certain roadway construction projects — all in an effort to effectively and efficiently manage this unnecessary hazard.
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