The National Conference on Work Zone Safety was designed to explore ways in which the highway construction industry and Federal, State and local governments can reduce accidents and fatalities in work zones. Attending the Conference were more than 200 people representing diverse safety areas, including educators, engineers, corporate and government officials. The two-and-a-half-day agenda was designed to offer a broad perspective from several disciplines as to the contributing factors causing accidents in work zones and possible remedies. During the Conference, participants separated into workshop groups that addressed the following topics: philosophy of traffic control; work zone safety implementation; contractors construction management; interaction with public highway users; and advanced technologies. This proceedings document summarizes the events of the Conference. It is divided into several sections as follows: Executive Summary - an overview of the speakers' presentations and a summary of the workshops and the conclusions offered during the plenary session on day three; Section I - introduction and opening remarks of the Conference sponsors and cosponsors on day one, as well as transcripts of the presentations by guest speakers on days one and two; Section II - the facilitators' summaries of the two days of workshops, as presented to the plenary session on day three, and the concluding remarks by the Conference moderator, Dr. Nicholas Garber; and Appendices - the Conference agenda, tables and background materials, a listing of Conference participants, acronyms found throughout this document, and a summary of legislative activities related to work zone safety programs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Road & Transportation Builders Association

    ARTBA Building, 1219 28th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20007-3389
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  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 192p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1996 12:00AM