A Sphere of Safety

A Sphere of Safety

By Brad Sant, senior vice president of education and safety, ARTBA Several years ago, the ARTBA Foundation developed a training program for spotters and drivers/operators to improve safety around large trucks and other heavy equipment through better communication. The...
National Safety Stand-Down Coming May 7-11

National Safety Stand-Down Coming May 7-11

By Brad Sant, senior vice president of safety and education, ARTBA Fatalities caused by falls from elevation are a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for more than one third of such fatalities in 2016, according to government data. Lack of...
2018 Work Zone Awareness Week Emphasized Responsibility

2018 Work Zone Awareness Week Emphasized Responsibility

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner addresses April 10 NWZAW kickoff event in Chicago. Illinois DOT photo. By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA The 2018 National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), April 9-13, emphasized the theme that safety is “everybody’s responsibility.”...
Traffic Deaths Remain High, Safety Council Says

Traffic Deaths Remain High, Safety Council Says

By Brad Sant, senior vice president/safety & education, ARTBA U.S. traffic-related fatalities in 2017 passed 40,000 for the second straight year, the National Safety Council (NSC) reported. By comparison, there were less than 33,000 fatalities in 2015. Debbie...