Work Zone Conference Highlights Cutting-Edge Information

Work Zone Conference Highlights Cutting-Edge Information

Nearly 30 presenters covered topics such as federal actions to prevent COVID-19 spread; using smart work zone technology to enhance safety; challenges of connected and automated vehicles in work zones; and new online courses focused on the transportation construction...
Highway Fatalities Rise as Miles Driven Drop

Highway Fatalities Rise as Miles Driven Drop

By Katie Chimelewski, director of safety & certification, ARTBA More than 42,000 people died in traffic crashes last year, an 8 percent increase over 2019, even as total vehicle miles driven declined 13 percent due to COVID-19 closures, the National Safety Council...
How ‘Risk Compensation’ Jeopardizes Worker Safety

How ‘Risk Compensation’ Jeopardizes Worker Safety

By Dr. Jesus M. de la Garza Safety experts have failed to eliminate injuries and fatalities from construction projects after decades of effort. That could be because workers are unintentionally offsetting their efforts. This “risk compensation” effect is analogous to...
Avoid Uniform COVID-19 Safety Standard, ARTBA Says

Avoid Uniform COVID-19 Safety Standard, ARTBA Says

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA ARTBA this week continued to warn that a broad, indiscriminate emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19 safety could unintentionally harm workers. Instead, measures that consider the specific characteristics of each...
Avoid Uniform COVID-19 Safety Standard, ARTBA Says

OSHA Releases COVID-19 Guidance

By Brad Sant, senior vice president of safety & education, ARTBA In its first action under the Biden administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Jan. 29 released new guidance to protect workers from COVID-19 exposure in the workplace...