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Work Zones

Highway repair and construction are a major source of contracts and work for LIUNA signatory employers and Laborers. Unfortunately, highway work zones are among the most dangerous worksites in the construction industry.

Improving work zone safety is an important focus of the work of the Occupational Safety and Health Division. In this, the Fund works in partnership with other organizations with a stake in work zone safety.

One key partnership consists of the LHSFNA plus the LIUNA Training and Education Fund, the American Road & Transportation Builders’ Association (ARTBA), the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Texas Transportation Institute and CNA Insurance.  With a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant, the partners are expanding the content of the innovative Roadway Safety Program — an award-winning, multimedia, English, Spanish and Portuguese review of the major hazards and worker protections in road construction.  The partnership is also implementing plans to extend roadway safety training across the country.

Unfortunately, work zone fatalities continue to rise. Necessarily, therefore, the Fund continues to seek remedies that will protect the lives of workers and the driving public.

Work Zones

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Work Zone Fatality Data Collection Is Falling Short
New Data Shows Fatalities Among Construction Laborers Increased in 2019
Annual Fatality Data Shows Uneven Results for Construction Workers
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The Top 10 LHSFNA Articles of 2017
Electrocutions Remain a Leading Cause of Death Among Laborers
Can Self-Driving Equipment Make Work Zones Safer?
Help Keep LIUNA Members Safe in Highway Work Zones
Cars Are Safer than Ever, so Why Are More People Dying?
Safety Training Grants at Risk in Proposed Budget
Slow Down in Highway Work Zones: The Life You Save May Be Your Own
Working in the Cold: Take out the Stress
Ruling on Warning Vests
Will Your Hard Hat Keep You Safe?
Emergency Action Plans Help Keep Workers Safe
Avoiding Hazards During Landscaping Work
Solving the Work Zone Intrusion Problem
Is Night Time the Right Time … for Road Work?
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Temporary Rumble Strips Address Work Zone Safety
The LHSFNA Helps Update Work Zone Safety Standard