Construction contractors, contracting agencies, and others responsible for work zone safety face the challenge of providing a safe workplace while ensuring the safe movement of the public through the work zone. Highway and street construction presents a complex work situation in which workers face multiple injury risks under conditions that may change without warning.
This training conforms with OSHA's recommendation that training should focus on identifying recognized hazards, analyzing the causes of accidents, and controlling hazards to prevent accidents. OSHA does not want safety training to focus only on its rules. If you are an employer, it is your responsibility to provide additional training for workers on the specific hazards of their job as noted in OSHA Pub 2254, Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and specific work zone rules in your state. If you are an employee, it is your responsibility to comply with your employers safety policies, procedures, and rules.
OSHA holds employers accountable to provide additional training for workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in OSHA Pub 2254, Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and specific work zone rules in your state. If you are an employee, it is your responsibility to comply with your employers safety policies, procedures, and rules.
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1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Highway Work Zone Safety. www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/highwayworkzones/
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014a). Highway Work Zone Safety: Construction Equipment Visibility. Retrieved from: www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/highwayworkzones/bad/default.html
3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014). Preventing Backovers. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/doc/topics/backover/regulation.html
4. State of Washington. (2009) Road Construction Work Zone Safety (PowerPoint slides). Retrieved from: wisha-training.lni.wa.gov/training/presentations/WorkZoneSafetyRoadConstruction.pps