Flagger Safety (Traffic Control)

It's not about the rules. It's about people's lives!

It's not about the rules. It's about people's lives!

Were you aware that you are required to have a current site specific traffic control plan, and it must be kept onsite when flaggers are used on a job site lasting more than one day?

In the construction industry, flaggers are an important asset to many construction projects. They move vehicles and pedestrians safely and through or around work zone while protecting workers and equipment. Workers who do this job are exposed to hazards such as the following:

  • Being struck by (moving vehicles and equipment).
  • Car exhaust and other toxic fumes.
  • Chemicals.
  • Flying debris/dust.
  • Heat illness.
  • Loud noises.
  • Slips, trips, and falls.
  • Sprains and strains.

These hazards can lead to serious injuries or even death.

Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing or unforeseen safety and health hazards. It also provides resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required written safety and health accident prevention program (APP).

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