There are over 85,000 crashes in work zones per year. Of that number, over 800 are fatalities. We at MCR Safety want you to be aware of some simple rules to follow:
1) Make sure your safety vest is compliant with local and national regulations (such as ANSI/ISEA 107-2010)
2) Properly place traffic barrels and signs according to your specific hazard. Make sure you are familiar with local requirements.
3) Understand the latest MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices)
4) Look out for each other! The workplace would be a much safer place if we would watch out for each other.
5) Use Common Sense! Some of the best practices in regards to safety is using good common sense.
This is not a complete list, but please share this with others and talk about these steps on the job. Talking about safety is step one. Step two is acting it out. Step three is going home at the end of the day, whole.
If you need assistance selecting a complaint safety vest please visit the Safety Vest Page on our website.
I wanted to share with you a potential problem that one of our C&C Managers, Laura Nardone solved:
Customer: Municipality – Local County
Issue: Recent near miss when a municipality worker was wearing a Orange mesh safety vest and was mistaken as part of the Kubota backhoe equipment due to the similar vest color and backhoe color, he was caught up in the equipment.
Review: C&C Manager conducted site survey to identify the equipment and work applications in place. C&C Manager identified an immediate need to change both the color and the type of safety vest.
Recommendation: C&C Manager presented the MCR Safety 5-Pont Tear-Away safety vest and made a recommendation to convert to the Lime Vest MCR Safety CL2ML2.
Outcome: Local county municipality implemented an immediate change in PPE for this division and committed to review all other operations for PPE improvements. This MCR Safety recommendation was awarded the “Keeping Us Safe” award at the monthly End User safety meeting.
Annual estimated revenue, $2500, saving lives…priceless……
***Laura Nardone works out of Texas where she regularly assists in finding solutions that protect workers.