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workers to use caution
Recommended controls for employers include:
- Develop, implement, and enforce standard operating procedures that address worker safety and minimize work to be performed near vehicles and equipment.
- Use equipment designed to minimize blind areas and equipment with proximity warning systems.
- Design worksites to minimize backing vehicles and equipment.
- Ensure compliance with worker safety, traffic control, vehicle regulations and consensus standards pertaining to work in roadway construction worksites.
- Ensure that construction vehicles and equipment operating on site are maintained in safe operating condition at all times.
- Develop, implement and test methods of communication to be used during operations.
- At the start of each shift, review communications signals (verbal, hand signals, flags) between spotters, machine operators, truck drivers, and workers on foot.
- Prohibit the use of personal cellular phones and headphones or similar items that could pose a distraction.
- Develop, implement, and enforce a comprehensive safety and training program in the workers’ primary language and at the appropriate literacy level.
- Download the NIOSH backover safety document here (pdf).
- Visit the OSHA Preventing Backovers page.
- Review OSHA regulations related to backover incidents.
- Review backover prevention resources, research and more at workzonesafety.org.
- Browse construction safety signs at ComplianceSigns.com.
- Read some tips for backing up safely in this April post.