Robert F. Lanyon
Worcester, Pa. 19490
- Mid-Atlantic Company — Founded in 1939
- Heavy Civil Construction Company
- Bridges, highways, water and waste treatment plants
- Site development
- Underground Utilities
- Quarries and material plants
- 2,250 employee’s
- 4,027,000 manhours
- Listed #20 of Top 50 Domestic Heavy Civil Construction Companies
How do we set traffic patterns
- Erect the first sign the motorists
would see first
- Proceed “with the flow of traffic” until
you complete the installation
Where are the hazards
- Setting Advanced Warning Signs
- Setting the Taper
- Live Traffic adjacent to the tangent
Safe Work Procedures
- Use of TMA while setting signs
- Use of TMA to block lane while setting taper
- Shadow vehicle with TMA while setting tangent
- Use of police
Just a note about Police Support
How do we remove traffic patterns?
- Reverse the process so the
advance warning area is removed last!
- Remove “against the flow of traffic”
Does backing pose a hazard?
MANY FLEETS REPORT THAT MORE THAN 30% OF THEIR INCIDENTS HAPPEN WHILE BACKING
How dangerous is backing?
- Backing accounts for less than ONE PERCENT of a fleets total mileage.
- Many fleets report that backing incidents account for over 30%, and as high as 70% percent of their total accidents
- We can determine that driving backwards is more than 30 times more hazardous than driving forward
Are there any alternatives?
- Removing with the flow of traffic
- Bucking traffic with MPT vehicle
- Utilizing innovative equipment
Removing with the flow of traffic
- Not permitted by most DOT’s
- Taper is removed, opening lane
- Advanced warning signs are no longer accurate as to distances.
- Is there a way which this could be done SAFELY?
Rear Steer Truck
- The following employees are required
to wear Class 3 apparel consisting
of a vest and pants:
- Flagging day/night
- MPT day/night
- Night work in roadway
- All employees must be trained
- Training varies by job assignment
- ATSSA TCS is required for all MPT Supervisors, Project Managers and Superintendents
- ATSSA TCT is required for all MPT crews
- Hazard Awareness is required for all employees who work in or adjacent to traffic