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Work Zone Safety for Public Works Highway and Police

Tags: MIIA Tech Talks

This course is designed for municipal workers and police officers who work on or near roadways. The course focuses on the MA DOT Work Zone Safety Guidelines for Temporary Traffic Control and refers to the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) with MA DOT amendments. Participants will watch a video developed by the MA Department of Labor Standards that addresses the safe and effective use of law enforcement personnel in roadway work zones.

Work Zone Safety for Public Works Highway and Police

Working in small groups participants will discuss and present an experience they had while working on the road in a work zone. Content presented may include what went well and what needed to be improved. Drawings, photographs and diagrams of work zones will be incorporated into activities.

The course will include the following:

An in-depth review of the MA DOT Temporary Traffic Control Typical Details and MA Guidelines for MA DOT, Municipalities, Utilities and Contractors (referred to in this course as the FlipBook) including who is responsible for designing, setting up, and maintaining the work zone; spacing of devices including signs, cones, personnel; and the order of set up and break down of the work zone.

Discussion regarding worker safety on roadways; injury and fatality data related to falls, struck-by, electrical, caught in/between and confined space projects and what controls to implement that would eliminate the hazards; MA roadway accident, injury and fatality statistics; MA Move Over Law; Personal Protective Equipment including retroreflective apparel.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Bridget McGuinessBridget McGuiness has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to her work here with MIIA, Bridget was the NESHAP Asbestos Program Compliance and Enforcement Engineer with Region 1 EPA; she has been self-employed as an environmental consultant, expert witness and trainer; and as a trainer with The New England Consortium (TNEC) at UMass Lowell.

 Training Resources

 

MA Department of Transportation Amendments to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices January 2012

MUTCD

Person Protective Equipment Hazard Assessment

https://www.mass.gov/doc/personal-protective-equipment-hazard-assessment

29 CFR 1910, Subpart I-Personal Protective Equipment

Worksheet for Selecting PPE

https://www.mass.gov/doc/worksheet-for-selecting-ppe

https://www.mass.gov/doc/ppe-selection-chart-generic/download

Additional Resources 

Contact your Risk Management Representative to discuss requests for specific programming

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