Roadway Safety: Struck or Crushed
Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America
|This document is one in a program produced under an OSHA grant by a consortium of the Laborers' Health and Safety Fund N.A, the International Union of Operating Engineers, the American Road and Transportation Builders Assn, and the National Asphalt Pavement Assn. All of the documents from this set that are on eLCOSH can be found by clicking on Job Site, Heavy construction, and scrolling to the Street & highway heading. Or to download a complete version of the computerized program, go to http://wzsafety.tamu.edu.
Tools and materials are two major hazards.
To avoid being struck by tools
To avoid being struck or crushed by materials
- Use point of operation guarding on portable hand tools
Use chain saw safety program
- Keep workers out of lifting areas, from beneath loads
Use safe methods for rigging, hoisting, setting
- steel plates
- manhole frames
- jersey barriers
- manhole covers
- Use PPE - hard hats, footwear, eye protection
Trees and equipment maintenance are hazards.
To avoid being struck by trees
To avoid being struck
by equipment parts
- Restrict access during felling, trimming, loading
Protective structures on equipment
Use safe hoisting, rigging for logs and limbs
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