Patriot General Engineering, Inc.

Safety Topic: National Work Zone Awareness Week

National Work Zone Safety Week
2024 National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 15-19
Work Zones are temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last forever.


Patriot General Engineering proudly supports National Work Zone Awareness Week 2024, recognizing the paramount importance of safety in construction zones. With a steadfast commitment to ensuring the well-being of both workers and motorists, Patriot General Engineering actively promotes awareness of work zone safety protocols. Through comprehensive training programs, innovative technologies, and stringent adherence to industry standards, we strive to mitigate risks and enhance safety measures within our work zones. As we join forces with communities nationwide to highlight the significance of safe driving practices and vigilance in construction areas, Patriot General Engineering reaffirms its dedication to fostering a culture of safety and responsibility on the roads.


Consider the following actions to improve work zone safety for all:

• Wear reflective high-visibility vests.

• Minimize the amount of time employees need to be exposed to traffic.

• Get in, get done, get out.

• If possible, block side streets to eliminate traffic hazards.

• Limit the amount of personnel in the area.

• Remove construction debris that can become a hazard for employees and motorists.

• Only equipment and machinery necessary to do the job should be present in the work zone and remove non-essential items.

• Remove worn, old, non-reflective traffic control devices from service

• Equipment back up alarms should function.

• Provide an emergency egress/escape route in case of emergency


Tips to share with friends & family:

1. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED. Normal speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may be changed, and people may be working on or near the road.

2. SLOW DOWN! Speeding is one of the major causes of work zone crashes.

3. DON’T TAILGATE. Keep a safe distance between you and the car ahead of you. The most common crash in a highway work zone is the rear end collision. So, don’t tailgate.


5. PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIGNS. The warning signs are there to help you and other drivers move safely through the work zone. Observe the posted signs until you see the one that says you’ve left the work zone.

6. OBEY ROAD CREW FLAGGERS. The flagger knows what is best for moving traffic safely in the work zone. A flagger has the same authority as a regulatory sign, so you can be cited for disobeying his or her directions.

7. STAY ALERT AND MINIMIZE DISTRACTIONS. Dedicate your full attention to the roadway and avoid changing radio stations or using cell phones while driving in a work zone.

8. KEEP UP WITH THE TRAFFIC FLOW. Motorists can help maintain traffic flow and posted speeds by merging as soon as possible. Don’t drive right up to the lane closure andthen try to barge in.

“Let Them Live” is this years motto to strive for roadway workers.
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