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Highway Work Zone Safety

Improving work zone safety: recommendations based on a NIOSH fatality investigation
Professional Safety 2008 Apr; 53(4):46-48
Workers in highway work zones are exposed to risk of injury from the movement of construction vehicles and equipment within the work zones, as well as from passing motor vehicle traffic. This article highlights the events leading to the death of a laborer working in a residential roadway construction work zone in North Carolina.

Construction Equipment Visibility
This web page offers detailed diagrams to assist in visualizing the areas around various construction vehicles and equipment that are unable to be seen from the operator's position.

Building Safer Highway Work Zones: Measures to Prevent Worker Injuries from Vehicles and Equipment
NIOSH Publication No. 2001-128
Best practices for preventing worker injuries and fatalities in highway work zones due to motor vehicles and construction equipment. Includes one-page case studies suitable for use in toolbox safety talks or safety management classes.


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