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Signatories are:
  • 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 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.
Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA and representatives of the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners at the alliance renewal ceremony on December 17, 2015.

Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA and representatives of the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners at the alliance renewal ceremony on December 17, 2015.

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.

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.

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases and QuickTakes

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
  • Causes of Roadway Fatalities (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Roadway Work Zone Alliance, the Alliance participants developed an infographic document focusing on the causes of roadway fatalities, including struck by vehicle, struck by falling objects, and falls. (2015, May).
  • High Visibility Clothing for Heavy and Highway Construction (PDF*) . Through the OSHA and Roadway Work Zone Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a brochure focusing on the definition and selection of high visibility clothing in highway construction. (2012, April).
  • Internal Traffic Control Plans (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a document addressing issues associated with internal traffic control plans, including constructive steps for controlling the flow of vehicles within a construction work site. (2007, February).
  • 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 English (PDF*), Spanish (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; Spanish 2015, May).
  • Work Zone Death Reports: Hispanic Laborer Run Over and Killed by a Backing Flat Bed Dump Truck English (PDF*), Spanish (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; Spanish 2015, May).
  • Work Zone Death Reports: Three Construction Workers Killed After Being Struck by a Bus in a Highway Work Zone English (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Roadway Work Zone Alliance, the Alliance participants developed a case study report focusing on the deaths of three construction workers in New York state who were killed after being struck by a bus in a highway work zone. (2011, June; Spanish 2015, May).
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
OSHA eTools
Additional Resources
  • 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.
  • National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse is a cooperative partnership between the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and the Texas Transportation Institute.
  • 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.
  • The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition Alliance. The Alliance was signed November 18, 2003 and concluded February 1, 2006.

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