Work Zone Awareness Week to Highlight Worker Protection

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April 8-12 was “Drive Like You Work Here” week for the 2019 National Work Zone Awareness campaign. For this campaign, on Tuesday, April 9, AGC participated in the national kick-off week with the reconstruction of Washington, D.C.’s South Capitol Street bridge as a backdrop. FHWA Deputy Administrator Brandye Hendrickson and DDOT’s Director Jeff Marootian participated in the event which included a testimonial from Lyndsay Sutton whose father, a construction worker, was struck and killed by a vehicle in 2011. AGC chapters, member firms, state DOTs, and other construction associations also participated in the annual awareness campaign by hosting a variety of events nationwide. AGC of America continuously surveys members about work zone safety issues and utilizes the results to emphasize the importance of driving safely through work zones to protect workers and motorists. Take the 2019 Highway Work Zone Safety Survey.
This was the 19th year of the Work Zone Awareness Week, and while there has been a steady increase in fatalities in work zones over the past four years, construction worker fatalities in work zones have steadily decreased from a high of 133 in 2012 down to 105 in 2017. Any fatality is one too many, and this improvement reflects the additional efforts contractors have taken to protect their workers.
For more information, please contact Brian Deery at deeryb@agc.org.


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