AGC addresses the importance of driver awareness near highway work zones amidst an increase in fatalities and injuries.
As a demonstration of AGC of America's participation and leadership in highway construction safety and health, association staff delivered remarks during the National Work Zone Awareness Week Kick Off Event on April 18.
While addressing attendees at the kick-off event on the Lance Corporal Leon Deraps I-70 Bridge near Rocheport, MO, AGC of Missouri President, Len Toenjes, spoke about the importance of driver awareness near highway work zones amidst an increase in fatalities and injuries. Len, along with other speakers at the event, stressed the importance of drivers reducing their speed, putting down their phones, looking out for workers, and giving space to large vehicles in order to reduce unnecessary and avoidable crashes and fatalities.
To watch the full event and hear from other speakers such as Nicole Herbel, who shares her personal experience with work zone fatalities, and FHWA Executive Director Gloria Shepherd, click HERE.
To learn more about what AGC is doing to increase worker safety, you can attend the 2023 Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference, join AGC’s Highway Work Zone Safety Committee, or contact Deniz Mustafa at [email protected].
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