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OSHA Work Zone Safety Inspection

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This OSHA inspection reviews utility traffic control standards and workzones. Review of protocol when it comes to flaggers and traffice management this can be used by foremen, superintendents and safety managers to assist in keeping all road users safe.

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1. Has the company established standards for traffic control in utility work zones?

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2. Do the company standards comply with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)?

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3. Have Supervisors and employees been trained in implementing standards for utility work zone traffic control?

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4. Do company vehicles routinely carry signs, cones and similar equipment needed to establish utility work traffic control zones?

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5. Is adequate pedestrian protection provided where necessary? (I.e. Physical separation from work space and vehicular traffic, overhead protection, etc).

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6. Are advance warning signs placed at the appropriate locations per the MUTCD or company guidance?

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7. Are flaggers trained to always stand alone in a highly visible location when flagging, allowing for space to stop motorists and also warn workers in case of a runaway vehicle?

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8. Are flaggers and employees setting up work zones trained to not leave warning signs or cones in the roadway after the flagging operation or roadside utility work has been terminated?

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9. Are line trucks and other heavy vehicles parked so as to provide a safety barrier for personnel working on poles or from bucket trucks in case a vehicle swerves into the work zone?

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10. Are special precautions taken for nighttime work such as lengthening the advance warning zone, requiring reflective equipment and using temporary nighttime lighting?

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