As contractors push hard to make up for lost time due to COVID-19 delays before winter hits, we are asking the industry to pause for 30 minutes on Monday, October 5 to think about safety and prevent work zone accidents, with a focus on line-of-fire incidents.




To Prevent Line-of-Fire Incidents



Schedule Time to Pause Work & Stand-Down on October 5

Set aside time during the workday to focus on work zone line-of-fire incidents
with your employees.

Ideas for Stand-Down Activities
  • Conduct a Tool Box Talk
  • Video tape and post a work zone safety training event
  • Review your Traffic Control Plan
  • Implement an internal Work Zone Control Plan
  • Email Hazard Alerts
  • Text safety reminders
  • Hold quizzes or contests


Download helpful tools and resources

Use the resources and the latest research from trusted sources. You’ll find everything you need to get started, including the following materials.


Hold Your Event & Spread the Word

Get your crew together to stop, talk and act on work zone safety and line-of fire incidents. Spread the word on social media using the hashtag #StandDown2SaveLives.


Below are some resources we would encourage your company to use for a safety talk as part of your stand-down event.

According to the Federal Highway Administration, nearly 50,000 people are injured or killed in and around U.S. transportation infrastructure projects each year. And, on the jobsite many of these construction accidents are avoidable. Our workers are often focused on quickly doing the task at hand and do so repeatedly day after day. It’s easy lose focus on the hazards around us. That’s why we at PennDOT, the PA Turnpike Commission, and private industry have collectively called for a statewide industry Stand-Down on Monday, October 5 to Stop, Talk, and Act! Take a moment to pause and think about the importance of knowing the risks around you and how you can avoid becoming the next statistic. Talk with your coworkers, supervisors or employees about the risks every construction job faces. Then act by implementing company-wide and jobsite specific ways to promote awareness. Thank you for taking the time to participate in our Industry Stand-Down.
Melissa J. Batula, P.E

Melissa J. Batula, P.E

Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Bradley J. Heigel, P.E.

Bradley J. Heigel, P.E.

Chief Engineer

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Robert E. Latham

Robert E. Latham

Executive Vice President

Associated Pennsylvania Constructors



Examples of Stand-Down media


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Resources to keep safety at the forefront of out industry…

APC's Flagger Train-the-Trainer

APC is offering this Flagging Train-the-Trainer course to help attendees comply with the requirements in Publication 213. It has been designed to satisfy the minimum training guidelines outlined in Publication 408. The next training is set for October 23, 2020.


Introduction to Temporary Traffic Control Safety
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has established a Temporary Traffic Control Safety Training Program (TTCSTP) to improve safety of both workers and the traveling public while maintaining mobility within Pennsylvania’s work zones. With a multitude of agencies and organizations involved with Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) throughout the Commonwealth, it is critical that a comprehensive training program be followed to ensure a safe, efficient, and consistent work zone environment for workers and the traveling public.


License Plates
APC is offering “Slow Down Highway Worker” License Plates for $10 each. All the funds go toward supporting the Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund helps support the educational endeavors of those children of fallen highway workers.