Safety

Safety is a top priority with everyone involved in the road- and bridge-building market. The Safety Channel is a reflection of the commitment to reduce injuries and fatalities at the jobsite. Enhancing this section is Roads & Bridges' continued partnership with the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). ATSSA has represented companies and individuals in the traffic control and roadway safety industry for 35 years. Over 1,800 members provide the majority of safety features, services and materials used on the nation's roadways.

It was a chilly morning in November 2000 when Jamie Barker and nine co-workers began a routine job of painting the Ambassador Bridge, the critical…
July 17, 2003
Workers in heavy construction are exposed to a variety of air contaminants that may be generated by the work they are doing or the vehicular traffic…
July 17, 2003
The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) recently published an updated U.S. Federal Lighting Chart that provides the commercial truck and…
June 19, 2003
With more than 1,000 pages of standard guidance and options, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) can be overwhelming. Couple this…
May 16, 2003
Did you know that more than 270 Hispanic construction workers were killed on the job in 2000?  Those numbers surprised me, too. Hispanic workers are…
April 16, 2003
Dear Roads & Bridges Readers, I would like to give thanks to Roads & Bridges magazine for once again allowing me an opportunity to share what…
July 19, 2002
For years states have invested in traffic safety but for the most part have remained tight-lipped about it. Strategies are tried, money is spent and…
July 19, 2002
Roadwork zones induce problems to the traffic flow, decreasing the level of safety. A number of factors come into play including: the type of work,…
July 19, 2002
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