Roadway Work Zones Safety
Online Training Certification Course
29 CFR 1926.203
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Roadway work zones are some of the busiest and most hazardous work environments, putting workers in close proximity to traffic. Both road user and worker safety in roadway workzones is enhanced by applying temporary traffic control techniques, such as signs, tapers, barriers, and safety flaggers.
This worker safety in roadway work zones training details the regulations, responsibilities, and best practices for worker safety. Course topics include work zone hazards, safety devices, internal traffic control plans, and elements of work zone roadway flagger safety training.
This course is for:
This traffic worker safety course is designed for anyone who participates in work activities on or near roadways. Anyone within the activity area of a roadway work zone faces safety risks, including workers on foot and those operating vehicles and equipment. This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.
This online certification course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA for worker safety in roadway work zones.
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Case Study: In the early morning hours of August 7, 2017, the driver of a Honda Civic lost control of his car and drove into a roadway work zone on a major interstate near Atlanta, Georgia. The vehicle hit several workers. One worker was pronounced dead at the scene, and another was evacuated by air to a hospital. He later died. An ambulance carried two other workers to a hospital, where they were treated and later released. The driver of the Honda had to be freed from his crushed vehicle and was also flown to a hospital. Authorities suspect that the driver may have been impaired, possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol. OSHA fined the employer over $11,000 for serious workplace safety violations related to roadway work zone signage.
Key Takeaway: Accidents of this type can - and clearly do - happen. This reality requires the full commitment by any employer putting roadway workers in harm's way to promote and enforce the highest standards of safety. Not all accidents are avoidable, but roadway work zone hazards, both in the traffic space and the activity space must be identified and prevented, and workers must be protected in every way possible.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1926 is designated for construction industry standards.
This online training course references OSHA 29 CFR 1926.203 standards in conjunction with the Department of Transportation's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
What You'll Learn
- Responsibilities for Worker Safety in Roadway Work Zones
- General Employer Responsibilities
- Insights on Employer Responsibilities: OSHA Instruction
- Employee Responsibilities
- Road User Responsibilities
- Roadway Work Zone Hazards
- Vehicle and Equipment Hazards
- Other Roadway Work Zone Hazards
- Special Situation Hazards
- Addressing Hazards: Prevention and Protection
- Planning for Work Zone Safety
- Work Zone Safety Devices
- High-visibility Safety Apparel for the Roadway Work Zone
- Other PPE for the Roadway Work Zone
- Internal Traffic Control Plan (ITCP)
- Objectives for the Roadway Work Zone ITCP
- Developing the ITCP
- Implementing the ITCP
- Further Considerations for the ITCP
- Roadway Work Zone Safety Training
- Elements of Roadway Work Zone Safety Training
- Implementing Work Zone Safety Training
- Flagger Training
- Additional Resources
It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as roadway work zones.
To ensure compliance with worker safety in roadway workzones, safety training must be conducted whenever necessary to maintain a working environment free from recognized hazards. According to the MUTCD, each person whose actions affect roadway work zone safety should receive training appropriate to the required job descriptions. This online certification course meets these training requirements.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
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