Back to Concluded Alliances
(signed November 18, 2003; concluded February 1, 2006)
Leaders of the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition sign an
Alliance agreement with OSHA's then-Assistant Secretary John Henshaw.
OSHA's then-Assistant Secretary, John Henshaw; welcomes the members of
the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition to the November 18, 2003 Alliance signing.
John Howard, Director of NIOSH, speaks during the signing of the
Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Coalition Alliance on November 18, 2003.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases
Activities and Events
Products and Resources
- 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
- 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, Massachussetts.
- January 18-21, 2004: NAPA's 49th Convention, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa,
- 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.
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