Flagger Safety

SHARP's Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program has recently completed a new fatality investigation report entitled, Flagger Killed When Struck By Dump Truck, During Road Construction in Washington State .(348 KB PDF / 2 min) The report can be downloaded by clicking on the highlighted text.

Chapter 296-155 WAC

L&I has updated worker safety rules to help employers protect traffic control flaggers from hazards at construction sites. The new rules, effective Feb. 28, were adopted at the direction of the Legislature under authority of the "Kim Vendl" bill, legislation named for the 45-year-old Marysville woman who was struck from behind and killed while flagging at a construction project in Mill Creek in 1999.

For information on the Permanent Rules for Flaggers - click on the appropriate link.

Additional Resources

  • WSDOT TCOC - The Traffic Control Oversight Committee (TCOC) is an interagency committee that has the designated authority by the Work Zone Safety Task Force and responsibility to administratively oversee training programs for Traffic Control Flagger, and Traffic Control Supervisor. For more information visit the WSDOT website at the link above.


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