Integrated Risk Management for Improving Internal Traffic Control, Work-Zone Safety, and Mobility during Major Construction, TPF-5(081), 2012

(2012) Integrated Risk Management for Improving Internal Traffic Control, Work-Zone Safety, and Mobility during Major Construction, TPF-5(081), 2012. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

Highway construction is among the most dangerous industries in the US. Internal traffic control design, along with how construction equipment and vehicles interact with the traveling public, have a significant effect on how safe a highway construction work zone can be. An integrated approach was taken to research work-zone safety issues and mobility, including input from many personnel, ranging from roadway designers to construction laborers and equipment operators. The research team analyzed crash data from Iowa work-zone incident reports and Occupational Safety and Health Administration data for the industry in conjunction with the results of personal interviews, a targeted work-zone ingress and egress survey, and a work-zone pilot project.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Mobility, OSHA, Risk management, Road construction, Work zone safety, Work zone traffic control,occupational safety and health
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Traffic safety
Transportation > Design and Construction
ID Code: 15009
Deposited By: Leighton Christiansen
Deposited On: 13 Sep 2013 12:40
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2013 12:40
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/15009