Construction zones on roadways in California are incredibly dangerous. Construction workers can be hit by passing vehicles with little notice. These accidents can lead to severe injuries and even death. There are ways to protect workers from the dangers of the roads in Stanislaus, and we will discuss those safety tips in today’s post.
Every work zone on the California roadways needs to have proper traffic control in place. This includes warning signs placed well in advance of the work zone, cones, protective barriers and a buffer zone. If the crew is working on the shoulder there should be a barrier zone set up that includes the right lane of traffic, when possible.
All construction workers should be wearing reflective apparel even during the daytime. This includes reflective vests, reflective helmets and even reflective shirts. All workers should also have safety gear on like boots, gloves, goggles and more.
There should be a safety meeting each morning before the crew begins work. This meeting should be held at a different location. If it must be held at the work zone, it needs to be conducted as far off the roadway as possible.
Workers should be reminded of all safety policies and procedures in place with your company. If a worker does not follow these, then they should be removed from the construction site for their own safety and the safety of others.
The roads of California are dangerous on a normal day. When you add in rush hour traffic and construction zones, they can become deadly. If you work on a roadside construction site, you should follow the safety tips outlined in this post to help ensure that you go home at the end of the day.