ARTBA recently completed a contract with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to produce a wide variety of safety-related guidance documents and fact sheets. The information in these materials can help save lives and reduce the costs of doing business for highway and bridge contractors; planning and design firms; and state and local transportation agencies.

ARTBA is highlighting this material in a regular “Put Safety First” feature in the Washington Newsline.

This week:
Preventing Suspension Trauma. Arresting a fall is only the first step in preventing injury or death. Too often, a worker is saved by a personal fall arrest system, only to succumb to suspension trauma while waiting for rescue. For details, see the fact sheet.

All these safety materials are available through the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse. For additional information, please contact Una Connolly, ARTBA’s vice president of safety and environmental compliance.