Join Alabama AGC and CompTrust AGC next week as we show our support for National Work Zone Awareness Week and enhance awareness for driving safely and undistracted in construction work zones.
Alabama AGC in partnership with the Alabama Struck-By Alliance will host a number of events April 9-13, and hope you will join us in our efforts.
On Monday, April 9, the Mobile Section of Alabama AGC will host a press conference on Work Zone Safety at 10:30 a.m. at the I-65 and Celeste Road interchange, and encourage members to join us at the event wearing safety vests.
On Wednesday, April 11, we encourage all members to WEAR ORANGE TO WORK in honor of those who have lost their lives in work zones.
Throughout the week, we encourage all companies to host a toolbox talk on the importance of driving safely in work zones, and have attached a Toolbox Talk and accompanying form to participate.
We also ask our members to take notice next week of billboards and digital advertising heightening work zone awareness.
Lamar Advertising has donated billboards around the state featuring a photo of Marshall Walton, son of 2012 Alabama AGC President Johnny Walton and his wife Kathy. Marshall lost his life in a work zone accident involving an inattentive driver on February 13, 2015. We greatly appreciate Johnny and Kathy’s willingness to include Marshall in the campaign to promote work zone safety and encourage drivers to slow down and be aware in construction work zones.
In addition, there will be digital displays at selected work zones throughout Alabama to heighten awareness of work zone hazards as part of a pilot program offered by AGC and ALDOT.
Alabama AGC and CompTrust AGC is highlighting work zone safety and other struck-by hazards in the month of April. Struck by accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death on construction job sites.
Work Zone Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility. Join us in our efforts to make work zones safer for everyone.