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Traffic and Work Zone Safety Checklists

Workers being struck by vehicles or mobile equipment can lead to many fatal work zone injuries. On average, a work zone crash occurs every 5.4 minutes with 27% involving injuries or fatalities and 73% involving property damage only (according to US FHWA statistics). Effective traffic management plans can help reduce work zone injuries and fatalities. Traffic safety precautions can include the use of warning signs, channelizing devices, pavement markings, appropriate flagging and driver and worker training.

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Traffic Control Inspection Form

Use this template when inspecting traffic control plans and safety precautions before commencing work each shift. Start the inspection by providing details of the project, speed limits and expected traffic conditions. Inspect the temporary traffic control safety measures including safety signs, channelizing devices, PPE worn and flagging. Next inspect the internal traffic control measures to ensure workers are safety separated from mobile construction equipment. Provide a final overall rating of the traffic control measures and any recommendations.

Construction Pre Start Checklist

Start each road construction workday with a safety meeting. Conditions can change greatly from day to day in the workzone and surrounding traffic areas. Work zone workers, drivers and flaggers should be briefed on the work activity schedule each day and identify and share potential hazards. A pre-start checklist or toolbox meeting record is a great way to document safety meetings each day and have all staff sign and document each meeting.

PPE Safety Checklist

Road construction activity can be extremely hazardous. It is important to wear high visibility vests and appropriate PPE to avoid hazards, particularly when conducting works at night. Use this checklist to identify risks and hazards associated with the task performed and select the proper PPE to use.

Construction and Excavation Safety Checklist

One of the most common road operations involves construction and excavation. Use this template to inspect daily worksite and equipment before excavation work begins. Start by recording the excavation purpose, dimensions, soil type, protective systems and equipment being used. Next, assess the safety of access to the work area and ensure utilities, barriers, walkways, and warning systems are in place. Then, gauge the underground atmosphere and installation of the support systems. Finally, provide recommendations and safety tips.

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Importance of a Traffic Control Plan

Traffic control plans allows contractors to operate in public access roads while controlling and maintaining a safe flow of traffic. Traffic management plans include: 1) Temporary Traffic Control for moving public vehicles around or through a work zone; and 2) Internal Traffic Control which keeps workers on foot from being struck by construction equipment within a work zone. Efficient traffic control plans help ensure safety of workers, motorists and pedestrians.

Temporary Traffic Control Plan (TTCP)

temporary traffic control plan
  • Designed to safely separate motorists from construction and working areas.
  • Defined and prescribed by law.
  • Proper setup ensures public safety around or through a work zone.
  • Signs are used to warn motorists of possible dangers and road conditions.
  • Channelizing devices are used to identify work zone area.
  • Flaggers provide clear guidance to motorist approaching a traffic control zone.

Internal Traffic Control Plan (ITCP)

internal traffic control plan
  • Designed to minimize interaction between workers on foot and mobile equipment.
  • Recommended practice within industry.
  • Proper setup ensures safety of workers within a work zone.
  • Signs are used to assist workers in recognizing routes within work zone.
  • Designation of routes for delivering materials and mobile equipment.
  • Facilitates communication between workers on foot and equipment.