The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition
(signed November 18, 2003; concluded February 1, 2006)
- American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
- International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
- Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)
- National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
- National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Through the Alliance, OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will work with The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition, to provide the members of the coalition and other government and non-government organizations with information, guidance, and access to training resources to protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to roadway work zone safety and health hazards. The Alliance focuses on a number of areas that include providing outreach and delivering train-the-trainer sessions and selected awareness/best practices modules and documenting and disseminating information and case studies that illustrate the business and social value for reducing work zone injuries and fatalities. The goals of the Alliance include:
Training and education
- Develop hazard awareness training and education programs on roadway work zone safety and health issues targeted to Spanish-speaking and "hard-to-reach" highway construction contractor/workers, including toolbox talk modules and instructor manuals for train-the-trainer programs on a number of topics including: runovers/backovers, noise, sprains and strains, falls, nightwork and blacktopping and milling work.
Outreach and communication:
- Cross-train OSHA and NIOSH personnel, highway construction industry safety and health professionals and selected other personnel (e.g. contractor, state DOT's, union locals, public works) in the content and delivery of the awareness/best practices modules; as jointly determined by OSHA and The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition.
- Encourage The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition members and affiliates to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address selected work zone safety and health issues.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
- Convene or participate in forums sponsored by federal and state governments and other organizations (e.g. Federal Highway Administration, States' Department of Transportation and State Highway organizations) on work zone safety and health to encourage and help forge innovative solutions for reducing work zone safety and health injuries and fatalities and to focus on work zone safety and health issues at the national level.
- Raise others' awareness of the need for and demonstrate commitment to work zone safety and health improvements whenever the leaders within The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition address groups.
- Agreement signed November 18, 2003.
Alliance Annual Reports
- Alliance Annual Report 2003-2004, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2004-2005, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Close-out Report as of February 10, 2006.
Alliance News Releases
- NIOSH, Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition Ally with OSHA to Improve Roadway Work Zone Safety. OSHA National News Release, (2003, November 18).
Activities and Events
- September 27-29, 2005: ARTBA's National Work Zone Safety Conference at Intertraffic North America, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland.
- February 13-16, 2005: NAPA's 50th Convention, Hilton Waikoloa Hotel, The Big Island of Hawaii.
- September 10-17, 2004: 2004 National Safety Congress & Expo, Ernest R. Morial Convention Center,
New Orleans, Louisiana.
- September 14, 2004: Brad Sant, ARTBA; Emmett Russell, IUOE; Gary Fore, NAPA; and Scott Schneider, LHSFNA; spoke in a workshop entitled, "Promoting Safety in a Non-Regulatory Environment," during the National Safety Congress.
- September 8-12, 2004: 2004 ARTBA Annual Convention, Boston Marriott, Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts.
- January 18-21, 2004: NAPA's 49th Convention, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
- December 8-12, 2003: ARTBA/IRF Joint Executive Seminar on Roadway Safety, Miami Beach, Florida.
- December 2-5, 2003: 2003 Mid-West Work Zone Safety Conference, Exhibit, and Health Fair, Springfield, Illinois.
Products and Resources
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
- Highway Work Zone Safety. NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics. Contains information about the risks involved with highway construction sites.
- National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse. Cooperative partnership between the American Road and Transportation Builders Association and the Texas Transportation Institute.
- The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance signed January 25, 2007. Focuses on safety and health issues in the roadway work zone industry.