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National Work Zone Awareness Week

04/15/2024 - 04/19/2024

Laborers' Local 177 – Advocating for Safer Work Zones!

During National Work Zone Awareness Week we emphasize the profound impact of our collective actions behind the wheel. Work zones are temporary, but the consequences of our choices can last a lifetime. At Local 177, we are committed to spreading awareness, promoting responsible driving, and ensuring the safety of our workers and communities. Our goal is every journey through a work zone is taken with care and responsibility. Join us in raising awareness, promoting safe practices, and making our work zones safer for everyone. Let's build a future where safety is our collective priority!


Promoting Safety: Your Role in National Work Zone Awareness Week

It's crucial to recognize the importance of safety in work zones and understand the vital role each of us plays in keeping these areas secure. At Laborers' 177, safety is our top priority, and we're committed to raising awareness about work zone safety to protect both workers and the public.

Here are some specific items the public should know about their role in keeping work zones safe:

  1. Stay Alert and Minimize Distractions: One of the most critical aspects of work zone safety is for drivers to stay alert and minimize distractions while passing through. Put away your phone, avoid adjusting the radio, and keep your focus on the road and any signs or instructions provided.

  2. Follow Speed Limits and Signs: Work zones often have reduced speed limits for the safety of both workers and drivers. Always obey posted speed limits and follow signs indicating lane closures, detours, or other changes to traffic patterns.

  3. Expect the Unexpected: Be prepared for unexpected changes in traffic flow or road conditions within work zones. Stay vigilant and be ready to adjust your driving accordingly to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

  4. Merge Safely and Maintain Space: When approaching lane closures or merging lanes within work zones, merge safely and early to avoid last-minute maneuvers. Maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and others to prevent accidents or collisions.

  5. Respect Flaggers and Workers: Pay attention to flaggers and follow their instructions carefully. They are there to help direct traffic and ensure the safety of everyone in the work zone. Respect the construction workers and give them space to do their jobs safely.

  6. Plan Ahead and Be Patient: Work zones may cause delays or disruptions to your travel plans, so it's essential to plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey. Be patient and remain calm, understanding that the work being done is necessary for maintaining and improving our roads and infrastructure.


By following these guidelines and being mindful of safety practices within work zones, we can all contribute to creating safer environments for workers and motorists alike. Let's work together to raise awareness and promote safety during National Work Zone Awareness Week and beyond. Together, we can make a difference and help prevent accidents and injuries in work zones.

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