This risk is real.  The numbers are sobering.  Anytime we have a pedestrian worker in live traffic, we have huge exposure to loss.  Please be sure to use ALL of these precautions:

  1. Warning signs at 1000 and 300 feet before the work area.
  2. A large vehicle such as a class 6 or 7 truck, with warning signs, blocking work crews from a direct strike.
  3. Reflective vests.
  4. Specific instructions on performing work in the midst of live traffic in the safest manner possible.
  5. Outcome-based training on how to remain vigilant and aware of the surroundings.
Moore, Kate (2018, April 9). The Topeka Capital-Journal. Kansas highway workers share experiences as Work Zone Safety Awareness Week begins