Training, job-site planning, proximity-warning/collision-avoidance systems diminish blind-spot danger

By Walt Moore, Editor

The June 2014 edition of Workplace Solutions, a publication of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), includes an article entitled “Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Backing Construction Vehicles and Equipment at Roadway Construction Worksites.”

The article cites a Bureau of Labor Statistics report stating “of the 962 fatal workplace injuries at road construction sites from 2003 to 2010, 443 were due to workers being struck by vehicles or mobile equipment. Workers were fatally struck 143 times by vehicles or mobile equipment that was backing up.” Read the Full article Here