Highway Construction Work Zones and Traffic Control Hazards

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The training program includes 6 modules which provide an overview of common hazards in highway and road construction and prevention measures.

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Introduction Presents an overview of the training program, statistics on highway worker fatalities and motor vehicle crashes, and other background information
Module 1: Work Zone Traffic Control Covers principles of work zone traffic control, safety implications to highway workers, related hazards and injury prevention techniques.
Module 2: Safe Operations and Internal Traffic Control in the Work Space
Covers potential hazards in the work space, development of internal traffic control plans, safe operation and maintenance of equipment and motor vehicles, issues related to night work, other safety considerations, and applicable standards.
Module 3: Heavy Equipment Covers types of equipment used in highway construction projects, their associated hazards, injury/illness prevention for workers, and applicable standards
Module 4: Overhead and Underground Power Lines Covers fundamentals and principles on electricity and power transmission, work activities and environments related to power line safety hazards, hazard identification, injury prevention techniques and applicable standards.
Module 5: Hand and Power Tools Covers types of hand and power tools used in highway construction projects, their associated hazards, injury/illness prevention for workers, and applicable standards.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Detroit, Michigan
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Susan Harwood Training Program

This material was produced under grant number 46E3-HT18 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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