Newsletter: Work Zone Tips

August 20, 2022

In a survey conducted by the Association of General Contractors of America and HCSS Software Solutions, 58% of respondents said they are at greater risk now of highway work zone crashes compared to one year ago. You can address the “why” as you work to build your culture of road safety during the summer construction period.

Survey participants cited three primary factors for their heightened levels of anxiety in work zones:

Share the complete results at your location: 2022 Work Zone Survey National Results.

When roads are under construction, drivers often are required to shift lanes and navigate on uneven pavement surfaces. One collision can turn into a chain-reaction event when drivers fail to slow down or are following other vehicles too closely. Risks increase during inclement weather and at night because of reduced visibility.

Take steps to raise awareness of safety issues:

In Nebraska, drivers and their passengers accounted for the majority of deaths in work zone crashes in 2020.

These aren’t just statistics. Think about the impact every preventable death has on that person’s coworkers, loved ones and friends. Get free resources  to prevent more tragedies:

Rise Up

November 14, 2022

Visibility is reduced, depth perception and peripheral vision is compromised, and the glare of headlights from oncoming vehicles can temporarily blind you. In addition, you could feel tired or sluggish because you’re not used to this change. Your circadian rhythm – or body clock – needs time to reset, according to ScienceDirect. Tired workers and […]

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Reach Down, Lift Em’ Up

September 15, 2022

Impairment is not a new safety issue in the workplace. Alcohol and the use of other drugs, including marijuana and opioids, long have been on the radar. What’s new is more employers are taking a broader look at other causes of impairment, from fatigue and stress to mental health conditions. Some telltale signs of these […]

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Hop on The Safety Train

August 25, 2022

In 2020, nearly 30 traffic crashes involved vehicles and trains in Nebraska. according to police.  What you might not know is these incidents are all too common. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates a person or vehicle is hit by a train about every three hours. Nearly 1,000 lives are lost every […]

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