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Ahead of National Work Zone Awareness Week, ASSP Releases Resources on Improving Work Zones


The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published a brief recap of data, resources, and insights discussed at a recent OSHA Construction Alliance roundtable. The session on March 21 included a panel of industry experts, with updates from OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Center for Construction Research and Training, and other organizations that focused on current data and best practices for preventing struck-by incidents and fatalities in work zones.

The industry data show that work zones at construction sites, both internal (work area) and external (public interface), contribute to fatalities and serious incidents. While at least 71% of the fatal injuries in a construction work zone are vehicle related, non-fatal struck-by injuries are predominantly caused by objects or construction equipment.

In light of the upcoming National Work Zone Awareness Week on April 15-19, ASSP has made available a number of free resources from organizations that support safer work zones, including NIOSH’s blind spot diagrams, work zone data and related content from the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, and work zone safety tip posters from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, among other resources.

Access the data, prevention resources, and ASSP’s best practice list on ASSP’s news page.

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