National Work Zone Awareness Week
National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) will be observed April 26-30 with this year’s theme of “Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives.” NWZAW is in its 21st year and was launched as a public awareness campaign to help everyone understand they play a role in keeping motorists and roadway workers safe. Berry Tractor is proud to spread awareness for NWZAW.
Drive Safe. A reminder that work zones need everyone’s undivided attention. When approaching a work zone, motorists should always slow down, follow all posted signs, be alert, and remain calm. Risky driving behavior affects more than just the driver – everyone’s lives and families are at stake.
Work Safe. Technology is helping to make work zones safer by collecting data and automating processes, which can remove workers from dangerous situations and provide motorists with important information. It is also a reminder that work zone safety begins with workers who are dedicated to safety.
Save Lives. If we ALL work together, we can achieve zero deaths on our roads and in our work zones!
Go Orange Day
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
All roadway safety professionals across the country are encouraged to wear orange to proudly show their support of work zone safety. Go Orange Day and NWZAW is an important time to show your support of the roadway safety industry, especially to the families of victims who have lost their lives in work zones.
Motor vehicle safety is one of the most important things on the roadways, as millions of workers use them as part of their jobs, and motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths in the U.S.
- OSHA – Guidelines for Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes
- NIOSH – Distracted driving (animated image) and Motor Vehicle Safety at Work
- NSC – Safe Driving Kit
- NHTSA – Distracted Driving (Distraction.gov)
- WHO – Mobile phone use: a growing problem of driver distraction
- CDC – Distracted Driving and Parents Are the Kay to Safe Teen Drivers