National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 17-21, 2023

National Work Zone Awareness Week is held each spring to raise awareness as roadway work gets into full swing. The goal is to remind everyone of the importance of paying attention as they approach and drive through work zones so that both motorists and roadway workers remain safe. Drivers are urged to pay attention to reduced speed limit signs, eliminate distractions and be watchful of for roadway workers and their equipment.

This year’s theme is You Play a Role in Work Zone Safety – WORK WITH US. Everyone plays a role in work zone safety so PLEASE join us as we share the message!Work Zones effect everyone! Your company may NOT be involved in building roads – BUT your employees drive to and from work everyday; and many are driving company vehicles. Please ask that they Drive Safely through Work Zones…and to always EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!! It is important that we all take a few moments to raise awareness and acknowledge how important safety is on our roadways and in our work zones. Spread the word…It could save a life!

AGC’s local Work Zone Safety Committee has been working hard promoting this message.  This year Morris King with Vulcan Materials and “Millie” – AlabamaAGC’s Work Zone Safety Dog will be getting an early start spreading the message of Work Zone Safety as “Millie” begins her 2023 Lessons from Millie – Work Zone Safety campaign tour at the Alabama State Capitallater this week.  Millie along with our talented committee created coloring books and Morris and Millie will be visiting 4th grade classrooms in several schools across the state spreading OUR message of work zone safety. Special Appreciation is extended to our “coloring book” sponsors: Coloring Book Sponsors 2023

Seeing Orange???? Seeing orange out in front of ALDOT?? Asking yourself what in the world is that??Motorists in Mobile driving on I-65 between Springhill Ave. and Moffatt Rd. (at ALDOT’s office) should be on the lookout for C & H Construction Services‘ special creation – W. Z. Flagger – their larger than life reminder that ORANGE is a sign to slow down.Every year hundreds of people are killed in work zone related incidents, it is important that we be reminded this week of the dangers and hazards construction crews face daily to build and maintain our transportation system!

Please Support NWZAW and promote the week long commemoration activities.

The following are some of the events being planned – please plan to participate and support our cause!

NWZAW ALDOT Capital Kick-Off – Montgomery, AL Thursday, April 13th – 9:30 A.M. in the Old House Chamber – Montgomery, ALNWZAW SW Region Press Conference Day – Monday, April 17 at 2:30 PM at ALDOT’s Office – Mobile ALDOT Mobile Complex Training Building (Bldg. “T”)1701 I-65 West Service Rd N, Mobile, AL 36618 2:30 PM press conference with pictures to follow

Everyone is encouraged to attend! Work Zone Safety Training Day – Tuesday, April 18 Everyone is encouraged to host a safety talk during the week highlighting the importance of Work Zone Safety

Your employees and those of your subcontractors are encouraged to participate. Please let us know an estimate of the number of individuals who participated by downloading the registration form, scanning and emailing back to us at  2023 Struck By Safety Stand Down Registration

Below are several Training/toolbox talks courtesy of Safety Plus – Mobile, AL Work Zone Driving Tool Box TalkWork Zone Safety (MUTCD) – MondayRoad Crew Emergency Preparedness – TuesdayFlagger Safety Awareness – WednesdaySafety in High Traffic Work Zones – Thursday – Friday

Go Orange Day – Wednesday, April 19
Everyone is encouraged to get as many employees to wear orange and organize a time to get pictures and then post them on Social Media. Please tag us in your posts and/or send them to us:

Social Media Storm – Thursday, April 20 Please post photos to your facebook page, twitter feed, and linked in pages. Help us reach as many drivers as possible!#WorkWithUsAlabama#AssociatedGeneralContractorsAlabamaMobile Section#AlabamaAGC#NWZAW#Orange4Safety#AlabamaRoadBuildersAssociation#AlabamaDepartmentofTransportation#WorkZoneSafetyDog

Moment of Silence – Friday, April 21·Please Take this time to remember the people whose lives were lost in a work zone incident!We hope you will join us in bringing awareness to WORK ZONE SAFETY!Please share this with co-workers, friends and family!