Did you know that in 2011, 68% of highway contractors experienced motor vehicle crasher in their work zone? According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), www.agc.org, out of this percentage, 28% workers reported an injury and 18% indicated there was at least one fatality.
As an employer, there are several ways in which you can prevent these kinds of incidents from happening that could lead your company to temporarily shut down or have costly results. Many have opted for stricter enforcement in their training and/or existing safety laws. Others have been forced to require police presence for longer periods of time for surveillance. Or what about monitoring fleet safety closer?
Unfortunately, not only is the number of work zone accidents high, they are actually increasing with time. Of course, ease of technology in handheld devices is a strong contributor. Consequently, according to the same source mentioned, 84% of contractors would agree that vehicle motor crashes are indeed greater today than they were a decade ago.
So if your company’s project requires work zone regulations, keep in mind that safety is regularly updated and strictly enforced at all times. Not only will it benefit deadlines and budgets, but more importantly, help save lives.
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