Students wrestle with a safety harness in the Missouri DOT's “Highway Survivor” education program, which won a Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Award from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation and National Safety Council. Photo: Marisa L. Brown
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation and National Safety Council have recognized a group of public and private transportation groups for their commitment to safety at the 5th annual Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards.
Presented during the September Intertraffic North America Trade Show and Convention in Baltimore, the awards recognize outstanding efforts to help reduce roadway work-zone construction accidents, injuries, and fatalities. An independent panel of judges reviewed the entries and selected the winners, which include:Private outreach campaignsStateOhio Contractors Association and the Ohio Laborers-Employers Cooperative Education Trust, Columbus, Ohio Work Zone CoalitionLocalAyres Associates Inc., Eau Claire, Wis., Inter state 94 Bridge over the St. Croix River ProjectGovernment outreach programsStateFlorida DOT, Tallahassee, Fla., “Work Zone Safety: It's Everyone's Job”South Carolina DOT, Columbia, High Visibility Enforcement Campaign for Work Zone SafetyIllinois DOT, Chicago, Orange Ribbon CampaignLocalMissouri DOT, Jefferson City, Work Zone Awareness CampaignMissouri DOT, North east District, Hannibal, “Outdrive, Outlive, Outlast: Highway Survivor”Safety trainingArkansas State Highway & Transportation Department, Little Rock, Ark., Work Zone Design Safety SeriesInnovations in technologyMethodology:Maryland State Highway Administration, Hanover, Work Zone Outreach Campaign
ProductNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh, Work Zone Analysis System
For more information on the awards, visit www.artba.org.