Highway and street construction work is some of the most dangerous work in the construction industry. On any road construction site, you risk potential injury, even death. Your safety, and that of the people you are training, will depend on their knowledge of the hazards and use of safe work practices. It is your job to help them learn how to recognize hazards and how to control the hazard to prevent accident and injury. We can do better.
This is not information taught in the public high school systems. The hazards have been identified through thousands of accident investigations. The controls have been identified through many trial and error methods to lower the risk of those accidents happening. We have analyzed the deaths and injuries of many workers to develop the understanding we now have of how to work highways more safely yet maintain traffic flow.
This package focuses on the most common hazards found on highway construction sites, as well as proven strategies for hazard control. This tool, the Instructor Manual, is designed to help you, the instructor, prepare for and present a good educational class.