Traffic Control and Work Zone Safety

$50/person – This course is a half day of training.

A 55-year-old construction worker employed at a Main Street jobsite in Milton, Ont. was struck and killed when a minivan veered off the road around 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 18th, 2018.

Every year, lost-time injuries that take place during work on and around streets and highways number in the hundreds. In the past decade there have been more than 8,200 such injuries in a wide range of categories, including falls, being struck by vehicles or equipment, and overexertion.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Regulations for Construction Projects set out responsibilities and requirements for work around traffic. Federally regulated companies will find their responsibilities in the Canada Labour Code Part ll.

The Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7—Temporary Conditions (OTM Book 7)—both the office and field editions—outlines the rules that companies must follow for work on or near roadways. The manual provides information on designing a traffic control plan that allows vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians to move safely and efficiently through the work zones.

Companies need to make sure they keep their workers safe from traffic hazards during this work as well as protecting the public who travel through the work zone. This course is designed to assist with that.