National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 20-24, 2020. The theme is “Safe Work Zones for All: Protect workers. Protect road users.”
Held at the start of construction season, this annual spring campaign encourages safe driving through work zones. This year is the 20th annual National Work Zone Awareness Week.
Work Zone Safety Training
April 20th is Work Zone Safety Training Day, which focuses on the importance of safety training for workers. Companies are encouraged to provide safety demonstrations and start discussions about safety policies throughout the workday.
According to a CPWR report, struck-by incidents are a leading cause of death for construction workers. Since 1992, struck-by incidents have been the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in the construction industry. On April 20th, there is a virtual Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-By Incidents. This national movement encourages safety training and discussions about protective methods. Free online resources are available here for companies to conduct their own trainings.
Go Orange Day 2020
All roadway safety professionals are encouraged to wear orange on April 22nd to show their support of work zone safety. This is also a way to show support for families who have lost loved ones in work zone incidents.
National Work Zone Awareness Week reminds us all how important it is to obey signs and slow down when workers are present. Many accidents involving road workers are preventable. Pay attention and exercise extra caution when driving near construction.
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