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VIDEO: Illinois, Oregon DOTs aim to protect workers in highway construction zones

Amanda Bayhi - May 13, 2014

VIDEO: Illinois, Oregon DOTs aim to protect workers in highway construction zones

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) have each implemented new strategies to improve safety in highway construction zones. Related: Did you participate in National Work Zone Awareness Week? IDOT cracking down on work zone speeding ...

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Two workers killed in Indiana interstate construction zone

Amanda Bayhi - May 09, 2014

Two workers killed in Indiana interstate construction zone

Two highway construction workers died Friday morning in a work zone crash on Interstate 69 in Indiana, WANE reports. According to the report, the contractors were cleaning up their work zone in a southbound lane when the driver of a pickup ...

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Michigan DOT invests $1.1 million in safety improvements with Midland roundabout

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 24, 2014

Michigan DOT invests $1.1 million in safety improvements with Midland roundabout

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced on Thursday that it will begin work on a new roundabout in Midland on Monday. Construction was originally scheduled to begin in early April, but the agency said frost delayed the project. Related: Roundabouts And ...

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AEM adds new graphics to Roller Compactor, Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment Safety Manuals

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 22, 2014

AEM adds new graphics to Roller Compactor, Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment Safety Manuals

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has updated its Roller Compactor and Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment Safety Manuals, adding new pictorial graphics. AEM says the graphics “conform to ISO and ANSI standards” and “more clearly reinforce manual safety text, and they ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering has second-highest fatality rate in construction

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 22, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering has second-highest fatality rate in construction

Construction Safety Day, which takes place Wednesday, is a good chance to brush up on safe practices. Though motorists do play a big role in highway construction site safety, it’s your responsibility as a worker to ensure you are following all ...

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3 Ways to Avoid Heat-Related Illness

Amy Materson - Apr 18, 2014

3 Ways to Avoid Heat-Related Illness

With the long deep freezes all around the country this winter, most of us have been looking forward to lots of sunshine and warmer weather. For those who work outside though, keeping cool is a must as the temperature climbs. Heat ...

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Congress could allocate $44 million in federal transportation funds to Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 15, 2014

Congress could allocate $44 million in federal transportation funds to Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier

The Golden Gate Bridge may soon feature a suicide barrier funded in part by federal transportation dollars. Members of the bridge board last week requested $11 million from the California Legislature for the $66 million project, the Contra Costa Times reports. The ...

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AGC: Cars crashed into 45% of highway contractors' work zones in 2013

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 10, 2014

AGC: Cars crashed into 45% of highway contractors' work zones in 2013

Vehicles crashed into 45 percent of highway contractors’ work zones in the past year, according to the study results released Monday by the Associated General Contractors of America. AGC noted that, according to the study, work zone crashes are more likely ...

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3M to donate up to $20k to scholarship funds during National Work Zone Awareness Week

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 09, 2014

3M to donate up to $20k to scholarship funds during National Work Zone Awareness Week

.3M Traffic Safety and Security Division has announced that it plans to donate up to $20,000 to scholarship funds through the end of National Work Zone Awareness Week on April 11. The donation is part of the company’s third annual 3M ...

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VIDEO: State DOTs host National Work Zone Awareness Week events

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 07, 2014

VIDEO: State DOTs host National Work Zone Awareness Week events

National Work Zone Awareness Week began Monday, and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will host an official kick-off event on Tuesday in Seattle. This year, the campaign takes place April 7-11 across the nation, with transportation agencies spreading the ...

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VIDEO: Illinois launches ‘Drop It and Drive’ campaign to educate drivers about new hand-held cell phone ban

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 11, 2014

VIDEO: Illinois launches ‘Drop It and Drive’ campaign to educate drivers about new hand-held cell phone ban

Drivers in Illinois caught using using a cellphone without a hands-free device (except in an emergency) such as speakerphone or headsets that feature voice-activated or one-digit dialing are ticketed and fined from $75 up to $150 for repeat offenses, with ...

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Rhode Island DOT to invest $2 million in driver safety

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 04, 2014

Rhode Island DOT to invest $2 million in driver safety

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is planning to install a $2 million system on its highways to prevent drivers who are entering via ramps from driving the wrong way, WPRO News reports. The agency intends to start installation of the ...

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