Work Zone Traffic Safety

Course Introduction

Road construction workers on both highways and city streets are at risk of fatal or serious injuries. The majority of road work takes place in congested areas with exposure to high traffic volumes and speeds. Workers may also deal with low lighting, low visibility, and inclement weather conditions. Moving construction vehicles and passing motor vehicle traffic can both cause problems for road construction workers.

This course discusses important ways to protect yourself, your co-workers, pedestrians, and motorists in a road construction zone.
Course Components

Once you complete this course, you will have knowledge in the following components:

  • roadway worker risks
  • equipment operator risk factors
  • temporary traffic control plans
  • working at night
  • protecting workers in work zones
  • blind spot hazards
  • backing safety solutions
  • spotting hand signals


Key Topics

  • Roadway Worker Risks
  • Equipment Operator Risk Factors
  • Workers-on-Foot Risk Factors
  • Temporary Traffic Control Plans
  • Working at Night
  • Protecting Workers in Work Zones
  • Blind Spot Hazards
  • Operating Dump Trucks in Reverse
  • Backing Safety Solutions
  • Suggested Spotting Signals
  • Backup Cameras
  • Proximity Detection System
  • Tag-Based Systems
  • Internal Traffic Control Plans

Target Audience
Employee