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Building a better highway construction jobsite

Better Roads Staff - Oct 09, 2014

Building a better highway construction jobsite

The brave men and women who don their steel-toed boots and neon green safety T-shirts to build the nation’s highways and byways put their lives on the line every day to create the road systems that motorists may take for ...

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New work zone training program to be offered in 2015

Amy Materson - Sep 30, 2014

New work zone training program to be offered in 2015

The Associated General Contractors of America will put $135,000 in grant money to good use in 2015, using the funds to implement safety training classes on highway work zones. According to both federal safety data and AGC survey results, work zone ...

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Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Brian Ethridge - Sep 05, 2014

Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Road safety is always a concern, regardless of where you live. The good news is road fatalities across the United States are down 23 percent since 2005. The bad news: road fatalities still happen far too often. Michael Sivak, research professor ...

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How to avoid highway work zone injuries and deaths

Brian Ethridge - Aug 22, 2014

How to avoid highway work zone injuries and deaths

Serious injury and death is becoming an all-too-common occurrence for highway construction workers. Although workers aren’t always at fault, there are several preventable measures that can be taken to help reduce the risk of such a horrible and tragic accident. Here ...

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5 easy ways to beat the heat at a construction site

Brian Ethridge - Aug 04, 2014

5 easy ways to beat the heat at a construction site

Outdoor construction sites rarely see ideal temperatures, especially during the dog days of summer. Workers may spend hours under the sun, which can be a huge health hazard if certain safety procedures aren’t taken. Surviving the hottest days of the year ...

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3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work zones

Amy Materson - Jul 25, 2014

3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work zones

Although many types of construction work can be considered hazardous, few tasks are more dangerous than those conducted in road construction work zones. A number of construction site hazards can be mitigated through effective control measures, but the unpredictability of other ...

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Drivers sue FMCSA over pre-employment report information

James Jaillet - Jul 22, 2014

Drivers sue FMCSA over pre-employment report information

Six drivers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration claiming the agency “disparaged” their safety records and diminished their value as truck drivers by oversharing information on their Pre-Employment Screening Program reports. The drivers are seeking ...

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Traffic deaths down nearly 23 percent since 2005

Brian Ethridge - Jul 17, 2014

Traffic deaths down nearly 23 percent since 2005

Traffic deaths in the United States fell nearly 23 percent between 2005 and 2012 according to a study done by the University of Michigan's Transportation Institute. The study mostly credits safer automobiles and advanced technologies such as anti-lock brakes, collision-avoidance ...

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INFOGRAPHICS: TRIP report reveals America’s rural roads need improvements

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 10, 2014

INFOGRAPHICS: TRIP report reveals America’s rural roads need improvements

America’s rural transportation system is in need of repairs and modernization to lower the number of deficient roads and bridges and crash rates and to improve connectivity and capacity, according to a report released today by transportation research group TRIP. The ...

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3 free safety apps available for use on the jobsite

Amy Materson - Jul 09, 2014

3 free safety apps available for use on the jobsite

Being an effective safety manager means more than just holding your obligatory toolbox talk and annual safety training meetings. Developing a proactive approach to safety is not only vital to protecting your workers and the company’s interest at large, it ...

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Prevent heat-related illness with knowledge and preparation

Patty Vaughan - Jul 04, 2014

Prevent heat-related illness with knowledge and preparation

Thousands of workers become ill each year due to heat exhaustion. In 2012 alone, there were 31 heat-related deaths and 4,120 heat-related illnesses. To help combat these numbers, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched its Campaign ...

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State agencies focus on travelers for July 4th weekend

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 03, 2014

State agencies focus on travelers for July 4th weekend

With many highway work zones closing for the long weekend, some state agencies are turning their focus to safety and ease of travel for drivers. The Illinois Tollway is putting a major focus on child safety this weekend. The agency suggests ...

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