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.

By now the tools exist to effectively quantify the influence of weather, wear and chemicals on road surface quality and to model how often those…
February 17, 2004
Wilton Watson couldn’t feel his smokeless chewing tobacco. After flying 35 ft into a highway ditch the lone missing sensation was a blessing. It…
January 16, 2004
Unflinching attention to safety and sure-handed traffic control plans: these were two quality principles that landed the New Jersey Department of…
January 16, 2004
Focusing on our motto, “Safer Roads Save Lives,” is the message that American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) staff and volunteers are…
January 16, 2004
In heavy construction and demolition there is always a certain amount of risk to workers.  Some common causes included flying debris, poor visibility…
September 26, 2003
Work-zone safety efforts usually concentrate on keeping workers and traffic separate. Traffic control, signage and barriers are integral parts of…
September 25, 2003
We all know just how hazardous it can be for roadway workers. But Mother Nature can be unforgiving and potentially deadly--especially as we enter the…
July 18, 2003
Even a quick review of the causes of injuries and fatalities for roadway construction workers leads to one conclusion--most could be prevented. The…
July 17, 2003
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