Roadside maintenance can be hazardous to maintenance crews that must contend with speeding traffic, flying debris from equipment, and toxic chemicals. This article reports on the hazards of maintaining roadways, recognizing speeding motorists as the biggest threat to a crew safety. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices provides standards for traffic control in construction zones, which can be adopted during roadside maintenance. Crews can protect themselves from flying debris by wearing appropriate safety equipment, such as hardhats, safety goggles, and gloves. Safety in the use of chemicals comes in the form of extensive application training. The author stresses training in all aspects of roadside maintenance as another measure of protection.

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    Argus Business

    6151 Powers Ferry Road, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30339-2941
  • Authors:
    • Terrazas, M
  • Publication Date: 1995-4


  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 26
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  • Accession Number: 00712751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM