OCTOBER 12, 2022

WHAT YOU CAN DO AS…

On October 12, 2022, we’re asking members of the highway construction industry to join us in taking just 30 minutes out of your day to stand down and focus on jobsite safety. Use the resources and suggestions below to plan your stand down event and spread the word by sharing your efforts on social media with #SafetyinFocusPA.

As we enter our third annual safety stand down event, it’s clear that as an industry we must continue to reinforce jobsite safety measures while also reminding the motoring public to exercise safe driving habits. Our event has both an industry and a public messaging component that addresses the important role each party plays. It’s vital that we all work together to keep safety in focus.”

Chris McHugh

HRI, Inc., / APC Saftey Committee Chair

APC's SLOW DOWN! HIGHWAY WORKERS

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.

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Safety in Focus Flyer

STAND DOWN

THE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

1

Schedule Time to Pause Work & Stand-Down

On October 12, 2022, Set aside time during the workday to focus on work zone safety with your employees.

Ideas for Stand-Down Activities
  • Conduct a Tool Box Talk
  • Record 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

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

2

Register for Training

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.

3

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 #SafetyinFocusPA.

SLOW DOWN

THE MOTORING PUBLIC

1

Slow Down / Stay Alert in Work Zones

Pennsylvanians and travelers through the state can anticipate seeing many work zones. While PennDOT, The PA Turnpike Commission and its industry partners are busy improving the 40,000 miles of roadway and 25,000 bridges in its care, we urge motorists to keep safety in mind.

2

Learn About Pennsylvania’s Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), are implementing a statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) program to reduce work zone speeds, change driver behavior, and improve work zone safety for workers and motorists.

3

Take the Pledge

QUESTIONS

Contact APC’s Jason Wagner at jwagner@paconstructors.org.

OCTOBER 12, 2022

Safety in Focus

WHAT YOU CAN DO AS…

On October 12, 2022, we’re asking members of the highway construction industry to join us in taking just 30 minutes out of your day to stand down and focus on jobsite safety. Use the resources and suggestions below to plan your stand down event and spread the word by sharing your efforts on social media with #SafetyinFocusPA.

As we enter our third annual safety stand down event, it’s clear that as an industry we must continue to reinforce jobsite safety measures while also reminding the motoring public to exercise safe driving habits. Our event has both an industry and a public messaging component that addresses the important role each party plays. It’s vital that we all work together to keep safety in focus.”

Chris McHugh

HRI, Inc., / APC Saftey Committee Chair

APC's SLOW DOWN! HIGHWAY WORKERS

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.

STAND DOWN

THE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

1

Schedule Time to Pause Work & Stand-Down

On October 12, 2022, Set aside time during the workday to focus on work zone safety with your employees.

Ideas for Stand-Down Activities
  • Conduct a Tool Box Talk
  • Record 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

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

2

Register for Training

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.

3

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 #SafetyinFocusPA.

SLOW DOWN

THE MOTORING PUBLIC

1

Slow Down / Stay Alert in Work Zones

Pennsylvanians and travelers through the state can anticipate seeing many work zones. While PennDOT, The PA Turnpike Commission and its industry partners are busy improving the 40,000 miles of roadway and 25,000 bridges in its care, we urge motorists to keep safety in mind.

2

Learn About Pennsylvania’s Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), are implementing a statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) program to reduce work zone speeds, change driver behavior, and improve work zone safety for workers and motorists.

3

Take the Pledge

4

Spread The Word

Spread the word on social media using the hashtag #SafetyinFocusPA.

 

QUESTIONS

Contact APC’s Jason Wagner at jwagner@paconstructors.org.

Materials to Assist in Conducting a Safety Stand Down

SAMPLE MATERIAL

Examples of Stand-Down media

KEEPING SAFETY IN FOCUS...

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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.