American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA)
Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)
National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
LIUNA Education and Training Fund
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
Through the Alliance, OSHA, NIOSH, and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners will provide its members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. The Alliance will address the prevention of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in roadway construction work zones, with particular emphasis on the prevention of runovers/backovers, and address issues of non-English-speaking or limited-English-speaking workers. The Alliance's goals include:
Raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:
To share information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on roadway work zone safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
Outreach and communication:
To develop information 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' Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
To 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.
To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners roadway work zone access and egress good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
To develop and disseminate case studies on preventing runovers/backovers in roadway work zones and publicize their results.
Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA (first row, center) with members of the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners after the signing the national Alliance renewal agreement on April 19, 2012.
OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab with the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting attendees on March 8, 2012.
May 5-11, 2013: 2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2013 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2013 Theme: "Worker Safety Works for Everyone."
May 6-12, 2012: 2012 North American Occupational Safety and Health(NAOSH) Week. The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2012 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by ASSE and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2012 Theme "Safety, What Every Business Needs."
May 7, 2012: Kickoff-event. Presenters: Senior OSHA staff, ASSE President, and CSSE Representative. The event features interviews with the ASSE Kids’ "Safety on the Job" Poster Winners.
April 23-27, 2012: National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW). The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance support NWZAW, April 23-27, 2012. Sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Week brings national attention to motorists and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones.
May 1-7, 2011: 2011 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2011 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2011 was "Celebrating a Century of Safety."
Roadway Work Zone-Related Safety Resources. Through the OSHA and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance, the participants developed a document that provides links to roadway work zone-related resources from a number of sources, including the Department of Transportation, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, OSHA, and states, (2011, March)
Work Zone Death Reports: Flagger Fatally Injured When Struck by a Car at a Highway Work Zone (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Roadway Work Zone Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a case study report focusing on the death of a flagger in Washington state who was fatally injured when struck by a car in a highway work zone. (2011, June)
Work Zone Death Reports: Hispanic Laborer Run Over and Killed by a Backing Flat Bed Dump Truck (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Roadway Work Zone Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a case study report focusing on the death of a Hispanic laborer in North Carolina who was run over and killed by a backing flat bed dump truck in a highway work zone. (2011, June)
Alliance Program Construction Roundtable. Through the Alliance Program's Construction
Roundtable and its Design for Safety and Fall Protection Workgroups, a number of outreach products
and training resources have been developed for the construction industry, including Toolbox Talks
on Ladder Safety and the Design for Safety and Fall Protection slide presentations.
Highway Work Zones. NIOSH's
web page containing information about the risks involved with highway construction sites.
Roadway Work Zone Training Program. This program was developed through an OSHA Susan Harwood
Training Grant and is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese at the Texas A&M University's
"National Work Zone Safety Information Clearing House" Internet page.
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