The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) has created a series of new videos aimed at helping reduce roadway work zone accidents. Each three-minute animated video is based on federal government reviews of real incidents that resulted in the loss of life.
On average, more than 100 highway construction and maintenance workers are killed on the job annually. The videos focus on a major cause of those deaths: workers being run over by vehicles entering the construction area from the adjoining roadway, or by trucks and other heavy equipment strikes within the work zone.
Eight videos are available on the ARTBA-TDF’s “National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse." More videos covering other causes of death and injury will be added later.
The videos were made to highlight the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program, which aims to prevent workplace deaths. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Source: The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse