List Your Equipment  /  Dealer Login

GA Work Sites Participate in OSHA Alliance Work Zone Safety Stand Down Day

Tue March 20, 2012 - Southeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Members of the Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. joined OSHA and various other government and private entities and municipalities to provide awareness to those working in work zones and the general public of proper work zone safety procedures. After final numbers were calculated, it was determined that in the 278 work zones, 6,042 workers from 33 companies participated in the OSHA Struck By Alliance Work Zone Safety Stand Down. GUCA representation included 19 job sites with 249 employees from member companies Blount Construction Co. Inc.; C.A. Murren & Sons Company Inc.; Richard Harp Excavation Inc.; and Turpin Inc.

Recognizing the fact that many fatalities on the roadways are construction workers, the OSHA Struck By Alliance in collaboration with other associations dedicated Nov. 7, 2011, as its Work Zone Safety Stand Down Day.

Each GUCA member company and others were asked to participate. Each company was asked to stop work at construction sites in Georgia (especially those working on Georgia’s highways) and conduct work zone safety training, particularly focusing on the awareness of struck by accidents as well as having safety signs, vests and equipment in place.

GUCA has been a member of OSHA’s Struck By Alliance for several years, focusing on educating the public by helping fund the placement of billboards throughout Georgia that inform motorists on the dangers of texting while driving.

GUCA provides temporary traffic control for onsite supervisors, helping certify Georgia’s workforce in setting up a safe work zone on job sites while keeping traffic flowing.

The Georgia Struck By Alliance consists of OSHA, the Georgia Utility Contractors Association, the Georgia Branch of the Associated General Contractors of America, 3M Visibility & Insulations Solutions, Georgia Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration Georgia Division, Georgia Highway Contractors Association, Association County Commissioners, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Lamar Signs, Pike Energy Solutions and Georgia Power.

“We encourage all GUCA members to participate in this awareness exercise. The goal is to keep all workers safe on the roadways and all construction job sites. It is also to raise awareness to the public to keep all workers safe by taking proper precautions while driving through work zones,” said GUCA.

For more information, visit

Today's top stories

Jobseekers Leveraging Career Market for In-Demand Skilled Trades

Value in Remanufacturing Construction Equipment: Reduce Cost, Downtime, Carbon Footprint

Buckley, PennDOT Restore I-95 to Usefulness in Philly

Meta Plans to Build $800M Next-Generation Data Center in Montgomery, Ala.

Demolition Crews Bring Down Largest Span of Baltimore's Collapsed Key Bridge

Flo Engineering Restoring Access to Critical Highway in California

Webber Working to Complete $300M Texas Interchange Project

Bobcat Installs Innovative Stationary Fuel Cells From HyAxiom at Two of Its Facilities

aggregateequipmentguide-logo agriculturalequipmentguide-logo craneequipmentguide-logo forestryequipmentguide-logo truckandtrailerguide-logo
39.04690 \\ -77.49030 \\ Ashburn \\ PA