Building Safer Highway Work Zones: Measures to Prevent Worker Injuries From Vehicles and Equipment

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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Summary Statement

A comprehensive study of fatalities and injuries in highway workzones and a set of measures that can be taken to reduce them.
April 20001

ANSI American National Standards Institute
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
CFOI Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
FACE Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
ISEA International Safety Equipment Association
ITCP Internal traffic control plan
LHSFNA Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America
MUTCD Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
ROPS Rollover protective structure
SIC Standard Industrial Classification
TCP Traffic control plan
TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
TMA Truck-mounted attenuator

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