National Work Zone Awareness Week 2018: April 9-13

Statistics show that the most dangerous thing your employees do all day is get in a motor vehicle and drive. Navigating a construction work zone makes driving much harder, with risks to drivers and to construction workers.

This year’s theme for National Work Zone Awareness Week 2018 is Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility.

Here is what you need to know about work zone related accidents:

    • During the past 5 years in work zone crashes more than 4,400 persons died and 200,000 injured.
    • Drivers are the most frequent fatality in work zone crashes.
    • Most work zone fatalities involve working-age adults.
    • Rear-end crashes are the most common type of work zone crash.
    • Fatal work zone crashes occur most often in summer and fall.
    • The majority of fatal work zone crashes occurred on roads with speed limits greater than 50 mph
    • Stopping distance for motor vehicles at 50 mph:
      • Dry roadway~300 ft
      • Wet roadway~400 ft
      • Icy pavement~1250 ft
    • A loaded 80,000 lb. tractor-trailer requires almost 50% more stopping distance.



Visit this web site for a wealth of information and products about this important workplace safety issue,

This web site from the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration is also dedicated to National Work Zone Awareness Week 2018.