Highway Work Zone Safety – It’s no Accident
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Highway work zones are chaotic and dangerous.
They are filled with people, equipment, surface
and overhead hazards, and a steady flow of
vehicles and pedestrian traffic. Every year
hundreds of people lose their lives or suffer
serious injuries in work zone-related accidents.
WHAT’S THE DANGER?
There are five types of work zone hazards.
- Limited space between work activity and
vehicles puts workers in harm’s way.
- Curves, hills, and trees can limit a driver’s
line of sight and make it hard to see
warning signs, workers and equipment.
- Overhead power lines, underground cables,
uneven ground and construction debris create
electric shock and slip and trip dangers.