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.

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
Imagine refinishing all of the hardwood floors in your house, while still living in it. That's very similar to what we are doing during the…
July 17, 2003
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
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