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Work Zone Safety

Craig Fields | with 0 Comments


Work Zone Safety

 At MSA Professional Services, we not only care about our employees’ safety and their overall well-being, but we care about yours as well! The National Safety Council observes April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving—all actions proven to increase crash risk.
 
According to the National Safety Council, nearly 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. This is a 6% increase from 2015. Someone dies every 12 minutes in a motor vehicle crash and a crash occurs every 5 seconds.
 
Now that construction season is upon us, here are some important work zone tips to remember to help keep yourself and others safe:
  • Pay attention to the road            
    • Listen to the signs
    • Watch brake lights on vehicles ahead
    • Watch traffic around you and be prepared to react
  • Merge into the proper lane
    • Merge well before you reach the lane closure
    • Be aware that traffic patterns can change daily
  • Don’t tailgate
    • Follow other vehicles at a safe distance
  • Obey the posted speed limit
    • Workers may be present just feet away
    • Fines may be doubled for moving traffic violations
    • Be prepared to slow down further if conditions indicate the need
  • Change lanes safely
    • Change lanes only where pavement marking indicate, and only when traffic conditions permit
  • Follow instructions from flaggers
  • Expect the unexpected
    • Workers, work vehicles or equipment may enter your lane without warning
  • Be patient
 
You can minimize your risk of having a motor vehicle accident by following safe driving procedures. Take the pledge to be an attentive driver at the following link: https://www.nsc.org/forms/distracteddriving_pledge.aspx

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