Safety


Caltrans' Safe System Will Protect Construction Workers

Building on its longstanding commitment to safety, Caltrans is unveiling a new Director's Policy on Road Safety, which commits the department to the Safe System approach and reaffirms the vision of reaching zero fatalities and serious injuries on state highways by 2050....


Understanding OSHA's Compliance Directive

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new compliance directive, CPL 02-01-063 for cranes and derricks. This directive replaces the 2014 compliance directive CPL 02-01-057 and addresses the changes in the crane rule that OSHA made in 2018....


JLG Supports National Safety Month

JLG Industries Inc. supports National Safety Month in June with new job site safety information on its #DirectAccess blog. Hosted by the National Safety Council (NSC), this year's National Safety Month focuses on four key themes: 1) Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2) Workplace Impairment, 3) Injury Prevention and 4) Slips, Trips and Falls....


Simplifying Jobsite Safety: Tips to Reduce Workzone Accidents, Injuries

The top four causes of accidents on the construction site remain falls, strikes from objects, crushes between objects and electrical shock. Too often, though, workplace accidents and injuries can be attributed to the materials being used on the job site....


FHWA Updates National Bridge Inspection Rules

The FHWA has updated its National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) for highway bridges per requirements in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The updates incorporate technological advancements including drone use and repeal of the outdated Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program and the Discretionary Bridge Candidate Rating Factor....


Newer Asphalt Road Construction Technologies Gain Traction

The asphalt pavements we drive on daily are the result of decades of blood, sweat and tears, both in the field and in the lab. Experimentation with new and different materials; trial and error developing better, safer construction machinery; and the risks taken to put the finishing touches never stop....


Engineers Experiment With Striping to Protect Workers

Traffic engineers in southern California are trying to figure out whether orange striping in work zones can help improve safety, an idea that their counterparts around the country have tried to perfect for more than a decade....


TxDOT Gives Its Best Tips for Work Zone Safety Week

As road construction projects ramp up statewide, TxDOT officials are asking motorists to slow down and stay alert when driving through the thousands of work zones in Texas to protect themselves and others....


VIDEO: Public, Private Sectors Expand Safety Services With Launch of New Roadway Work Zone Clearing House Website

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association's (ARTBA) Foundation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have worked together for the past 10 months to significantly expand services aimed at improving roadway work zone safety in preparation for the additional project sites to come as recently-enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding flows to the states....


Edward W. Bullard, Inventor of the Hard Hat, to Be Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Bullard, the Kentucky-based manufacturer of personal protective equipment and systems, announced that Edward W. Bullard will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. E. W. is being recognized posthumously for his invention of the Hard Boiled hard hat, the first commercially available industrial head protection device, in 1919....