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The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse offered FREE educational sessions in 2010 during World of Asphalt. Those “power workshops” focused on key work zone safety challenges that daily confront contractors, workers and public officials.
Program of Events
Wednesday, Feburary 17, 2010
8:00 a.m. — 9:15 a.m.
Did you know the Stimulus legislation included $27 million for OSHA to step-up inspections of Stimulus-financed projects? Did you know that OSHA is beginning enforcement of High Visibility Clothing rules using its “General Duty Clause?” Are you aware of new changes to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices? If you need to know the latest on new rules being enforced by Washington, DC, there is not a better, roadway focused program than this.
- Bradley Sant, Vice President Safety and Education, American Road & Transportation Builders Association.
- Bill Parsons, OSHA Directorate of Construction
- Danezza Quintero, OSHA Directorate of Construction
- Chung Eng, FHWA Work Zone Team Leader
9:30 a.m. — 11:45 a.m.
What is Killing and Hurting Us? An Update on Critical Work Zone Hazards for Workers and Measures to Prevent Them:
Runovers, Sprains and Strains, Trench Cave-Ins, Electrocutions and Falls are some of the leading causes of worker deaths and injuries during roadway construction. What are the common causes of such incidents? What are some easy solutions to prevent them? Join us for this discussion led by national experts on injury prevention.
- Scott Schneider, Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America
- Don Elisburg, National Asphalt Pavement Association
- Emmett Russell, International Union of Operating Engineers
- Omar Lopez, American Road and Transportation Builders Association
- Rod Wolford and Beth Larson, FOF Communications
12:30 p.m. — 1:45 p.m.
How to Safely Enter and Exit Work Zones
How do you create safe entry and exit points in roadway work zones for trucks and equipment? How can you create openings that will not “draw in” motorists? How do you prevent motorist from following dump trucks into the work space? We have gathered “best practices” from across the United States and will present them during this informative class that every construction manger and DOT inspector should attend!
- Dave Fosbroke and Jennifer Lincoln, Research Technicians, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
2:15 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.
Speed Management in Work Zones
State DOTs and other highway construction industry experts have identified the need for better guidance in setting speed limits and managing speeds in work zones. To maintain safe traffic operations, motorist speed should be inhibited as little as practical. However, reducing vehicle speeds is often important through work zones when workers are exposed to moving traffic without positive protection and when roadway restrictions and work operations present increased risks to motorists.How does one balance the motorist safety needs with worker safety needs? This session will take on that difficult question and provide some ideas on what the industry is doing!
- Jerry Ullman, Texas Transportation Institute
3:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Preventing Falls in Work Zones and Construction Sites
Join us for a “hands-on” workshop and demonstration to learn the latest on fall prevention and protection. Falls are a leading cause of death and injury in construction — and roadway construction is not exempt. Manufactures of new and innovative products will be on-hand to show you how you can not only prevent falls, but improve productivity at the same time.
- Martin H. Breimhurst, Capital Safety
- Gary Clevenger, CNA Insurance