Work Zone Safety:
These words could mean the difference between life and death.
According to the National
Safety Council statists, in 2003 there
were 4,500 workplace fatalities… and 3.4 million American workers suffered
So with these statists,
shouldn’t Work Zone Safety be on one’s mind Every Time one enters a work zone
to avoid “An Accident”?
“An Accident”, this is
something that some people think to themselves, This Won’t Happen to Me. Well
there is much to be said about “An
First of all, one should not think,
I am only going to be here for a few
I don’t need to put on a hard hat, or
a reflective vest.
But the truth is (it only
takes a few seconds) for “An Accident” to happen. And a few seconds could mean
the difference between life and death. A few seconds could mean the difference
between being able open one’s eyes in the morning and being able to see the
sparkling sun. A few seconds could mean the difference in not being able to get
out of bed EVER AGAIN, and just doing the simple task of getting dressed, or
making a hot cup of coffee.
And what about the gift
of being able to use one’s own two legs, and being able to walk outside on a
gorgeous spring day, this doesn’t seem like such a hard task. But in just a few
seconds, if one does not use traffic and safety equipment in a work zone, one
may not be able to use one’s own two legs.
Just a few seconds, could
also mean the difference between being able, or not being able to use ones five
senses, and being able, or not being able to communicate to family and friends,
or even just being able to do a simple task like thinking.
To avoid such tragedies,
doesn’t it make good sense to take - just a few seconds – to use safety
equipment, to put on a hard hat, or a reflective vest?
Likewise; highway safety
equipment such as banners, Wide Load, or Oversize Load, slow moving vehicle
emblems, and fluorescent flags, also help to prevent “Accidents”. Because when driving long distance on the
highway, there’s no one directing traffic away from a slow moving vehicle,
there’s no one standing in middle of the road, holding a fluorescent stop sign,
and controlling moving traffic. So these vehicle safety banners, emblems, and
fluorescent flags are a good way to warn motorists of traffic pattern changes. These signs alert them, to slow down, and
keep a safe distance away.
All in all, using Trafficand Safety Equipment helps to save lives. And when using safety equipment, then
one can hopefully say. “The Accident Won’t Happen to Me.”