Signatory Organizations:
  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
  • Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
  • International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  • Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA)
  • Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)
  • LIUNA Education and Training Fund
  • National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Through the Alliance, OSHA, NIOSH, and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners will provide Partner members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help to protect the health and safety of workers, as well as promote a better understanding of worker rights and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The Alliance will promote a culture of safety and health within the roadway construction work zone industry, including non-English and limited English speaking employees, to reduce workplace incidents and prevent worker exposures to runover/backover hazards, struck-by, excessive noise, and sprains and strains, as well as illnesses associated with silica exposure. The Alliance goals include:

Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
  • Share information on OSHA's National Emphasis programs, enforcement initiatives, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
  • Disseminate information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
Outreach and Communication
  • Develop information such as toolbox talks and best practices documents on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's, NIOSH's, and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners members' websites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's, NIOSH's or The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners conferences, local meetings, or other events, such as ARTBA's roadway work zone conference.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding new technologies in construction and effective best practices for conducting work safely (e.g., The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners roadway work zone access and egress good practices, or other effective approaches) through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
  • Develop and disseminate case studies for preventing such hazards as runovers/backovers, noise exposure, and sprains/strains in roadway work zones.

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
OSHA eTools
Additional Resources