For roadway workers, workplace safety isn’t just about performing the job safely; it’s about performing the job safely while watching out for motorists.
In a way unlike other industries, roadway workers are vulnerable.
Annually, about 600 people, 90 of whom are roadway workers, die in roadway work zones.
Of those worker deaths, 60 percent occur when a worker is struck by a motorist or construction vehicle. And 70 percent of the struck-by deaths are the result of motorist intrusions, according to OSHA....More