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Work Zone Safety

Program Manager

  
Anne Holder
Phone Number: 503 986-4195
FAX:  503 986-3143
 
ODOT - Transportation Safety Division - MS 3 
4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302-1142 
 

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Roadway Construction Season Kick-Off

 
May is Transportation Safety Awareness Month and we're kicking off the 2014 roadway
construction season as part of Governor Kitzhaber's proclamation. 

Additionally, be on the look-out for bright orange, magnetic awareness ribbons sporting the same message!
 

Remember, "Orange is your clue"; pay special attention to the driving task and slow down.  The life you save might be your own. Oregonians are starting to see orange.  Road construction signs, cones and barrels are popping up along Oregon's streets and highways. As we move into the construction season, our message to Oregonians is when you drive inattentively through a work zone, you're not just putting the lives of highway workers at risk - you're risking your own life, and the lives of your passengers, and other roadway users.
 
The majority of people injured or killed in work zone crashes are drivers and their passengers.  We also know road construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. The risk of death is seven times higher for road workers than for an average worker.  The single biggest factor in work zone related crashes is driver inattention. The other major contributing factor is speeding motorists. 
 
 
 

 
Work Zone Data 2014 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Work Zone Charts 2013
 
Top Age Groups -
All Work Zone Crashes 2006-2010
All Work Zone Crashes 2006-2010 
 
Top Age Groups -
Injury Work Zone Crashes 2006-2010
Injury Work Zone Crashes 2006-2010 
 
Top Age Groups -
Fatal Work Zone Crashes 2006 - 2010
Fatal Work Zone Crashes 2006-2010 
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Male/Female Drivers -
Work Zone Crashes Top Error Codes
Work Zone Crashes Top Error Codes 
 
 
Work Zone PowerPoint 2012 
 
 
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Public Service Campaigns 2014

 
VIDEO

Life in the Work Zone (wmv)
Elevator (wmv)

 
AUDIO
Santino the Safety Cone Spanish (mp3)
 
 

  
   (Available as Billboard PSA and Web Banner)
 
            
 
  
   (Available as Billboard PSA and Web Banner)
 
 
 
 
           
        
             (Available as Poster PSA)
 
             
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Program Introduction

The work zone safety program is aimed primarily at reducing the number of  fatal and serious injury traffic crashes that occur in all roadway and utility work zones in Oregon.  This is achieved through a comprehensive program which includes engineering, education, enforcement and emergency medical services.
 
Various players participate in affecting Work Zone Safety. 
 
  
 
 
 
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Work Zone Facts at a Glance

  • Drivers not paying attention is the biggest cause of work zone crashes
  • Speeding is the next biggest problem.
  • Over 40% of work zone crashes happen in the transition zone prior to the work area
  • Road construction is the most dangerous occupation in the United States.
  • More drivers and their passengers than workers die each year in National and Oregon work zones.
  • Work zone crashes tend to be more severe than other types of crashes.
 

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Worker Safety Information

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Nat'l Work Zone Information

 
  
 
  
 
  
 
     
 

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Previous Oregon PSA's

VIDEO

Cone Zone - English (wmv 1MB)
Cone Zone - Spanish (wmv 1MB)

Do This - English (wmv 1MB)
Do This - Spanish (wmv 1MB) 

 
AUDIO

ODOT Improvements (mp3)
ODOT Improvements- Spanish (mp3) 
  
 
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Flagger Training/Certification


ODOT has designated the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry as the administrator of flagger curriculum, materials and Flagger Certification Cards.  To find out about flagger certification classes in your area, click on the link below.
 
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