CONSTRUCTION AREA SAFETY

Unfulfilled needs in the construction work site area are noted, and suggestions for improved construction zone safety are listed. Studies have shown that in most construction zone accidents, the driver received neither visual stimulation or sufficient warning and was unable to avoid the accident. It has also been found that the most effective ways to communicate with the driver by day or night is by the use of color. Other factors which affect work zone visibility are also noted. Construction zone safety may be achieved by: improvement of driver visibility; proper illumination of work site and traffic control devices; better illumination of work crews; safer work procedures in and around work sites; and legislation requiring mandatory compliance with various safety precautions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was published as part of the Report of the Research Committee Meeting held in Denver, Colorado, August 6-8, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association

    1146 19th Street, NW, Suite 800
    Washington, DC  USA  20036-3725
  • Authors:
    • Rowe, J O
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00153000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM