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Work Zone Safety

​Work zone safety is a priority for ODOT, our industry partners and law enforcement. We engineer, construct and enforce work zone laws to lower the risk to travelers and workers.

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Work Zone Safety Media Tool Kit

​In coordination with our partners for the work zone construction season, the Oregon Department of Transportation is making the following work zone safety campaign materials available for your use in print ads.

2021 Spanish Ads No Se Distraiga En Las Zonas De Trabajo and Respete La Zona​ can be used as a web banner ad or billboard.

Billboard "Don't zone out. Stay alert in work zones" - art can work as a billboard or printed poster.

Facebook Ads "Don't zone out in work zones" and "Orange is in. Distractions are out" - These ads can be posted to your company's Facebook page as posts or through a Facebook media buy.

Poster "Don't zone out in work zones"

Rack Card or Mailer 6" x 9" "It's all in the set up"

Vehicle Decals and Magnets "Don't zone out. Stay alert in work zones" - Artwork for magnets and decals that can be applied on vehicles is available in three sizes to give flexibility of application.
Magnet: 36" x 18"
Decal: 3' x 2'
Decal: 4' x 4'

Audio and Video

:30 Radio "Signs​" This radio spot can be posted on your company's website or Facebook page.

:30 TV PSA "Pay Attention​" This can be used for broadcast or posted on your company's website, Facebook or YouTube page.

  • ​Work zone crashes are often more severe than other types of crashes.
  • Most work zone crashes are caused by drivers not paying attention.
  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions is the second leading cause of work zone crashes.
  • Fines in work zones are double in work zones whether workers are present or not.

Work Zone Safety Fact Sheet
Work Zone Safety Infographic

​Flagger certification training is currently being updated. Please stay tuned. More information will be coming soon.

ODOT has designated the Chemeketa Community College Center for Business and Industry​ as the administrator of flagger curriculum, materials and flagger certification cards. 

The Transportation Safety Office offers dozens of free booklets, brochures, posters, stickers, and other materials designed to promote safe driving, biking and walking. 
There are no costs for ordering these public education and information items if the request is within the program limit amount. For larger orders, a special printing can be arranged at cost. The listings in the catalog are updated as materials are added or discontinued.

Work zones that are set up properly are essential to worker and driver safety. Make sure you are familiar with state and federal requirements for setting up your work zone before you start.

Traffic Control Devices: Visit the Traffic Control Plans web page for the most up-to-date manuals and handbooks.

Device Quality Standards: Use the ATSSA "Quality Guidelines for Temporary Traffic Control Devices and Features" handbook to assess the quality of your devices.

Traffic Analysis: Refer to the ODOT Work Zone Traffic Analysis Tool Users' Guide to optimize lane closures and minimize delays.

Worker Safety: Before you start, check the Oregon OSHA Traffic Control website section for the latest safety guidelines.

Highway Restriction Form
The notice is required for all highway construction work zones or maintenance operations that will close all or a portion of a state highway, an interchange ramp; or, restrict the width, length, height or weight of large trucks. Highway Restriction Notice


William Warner
Program Manager

Transportation Safety Office
ODOT-TLC Building, MS 3
4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302-1142

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