Protecting highway workers

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is rolling out a new national worker safety training program designed to teach construction workers how to make highway construction zones safer working environments. Co-developed with Zurich North America, an insurance-based financial services provider, the program comes in response to the approximately 100 construction workers killed each year

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is rolling out a new national worker safety training program designed to teach construction workers how to make highway construction zones safer working environments.

Co-developed with Zurich North America, an insurance-based financial services provider, the program comes in response to the approximately 100 construction workers killed each year while performing highway maintenance or construction jobs, said Stephen Sandherr, CEO of AGC.

“There isn't an infrastructure project in this country that's worth the life of a single construction worker,” Sandherr said. “This program is designed to make sure that vital road work doesn't turn fatal.”Sandherr noted the program focuses on teaching ways to control traffic, operate heavy equipment and staff worksites in a way that reduces risk to construction workers.

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