Alliance Protects Road Workers

Staff | September 28, 2010

As part of the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has signed an alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to establish a collaborative relationship to protect workers in highway work zones.

"Protecting our workers is always a top priority," said AGC Chief Operating Officer David Lukens. "This new alliance reinforces our commitment to the safety of our men and women working to improve the nation's highway infrastructure."

The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners will work to provide the alliance program participants and other organizations with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help protect employees from general health and safety hazards. The program is aimed at reducing and preventing exposures to roadway work zone safety and health hazards. It will focus on flagger safety, safer deployment of traffic control devices, positive protection, night work, reduction of speeding in work zones, and runovers/backovers.

In addition to the AGC, the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners includes the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the Laborers International Union of North America, and the International Union of Operating Engineers.