WORKER SAFETY DEVICES. STRATEGIC HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM PRODUCTS. PROCEEDINGS OF A SPECIALTY CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY THE HIGHWAY DIVISION OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS AND THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION. DENVER MARRIOTT CITY CENTER HOTEL, DENVER, COLORADO, APRIL 8-10, 1991

The objective of this research project, 'Maintenance Work Zone Safety,' was to develop new and more effective ways to protect highway maintenance workers from the dangers of nearby traffic. The 2 most critical problems are traffic hitting the rear of maintenance vehicles, and hitting pedestrian maintenance workers. Several devices were conceived to help ameliorate these problems. For traffic hitting maintenance vehicles, these devices include: a snowplow and salt-spreader truck-mounted attenuator, lighting devices for improved visibility of maintenance vehicles, and robots for mobile advance warning. For traffic hitting pedestrian workers devices include: mobile barriers and crash cushions, electronic warning devices for workers, and portable rumble mats to alert errant vehicle drivers.

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 88
  • Monograph Title: STRATEGIC HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM PRODUCTS. PROCEEDINGS OF A SPECIALTY CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY THE HIGHWAY DIVISION OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS AND THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION. DENVER MARRIOTT CITY CENTER HOTEL, DENVER, COLORADO, APRIL 8-10, 1991

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  • Accession Number: 00607935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM