The concept of traffic control is complex because highway traffic control measures must take into account traffic volumes, vehicles, driving styles, population density, speed limits, and many other factors. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (published by the Federal Highway Administration) states the standards which apply to the usage of traffic control equipment, and the Oregon Temporary Traffic Control Handbook for Operations of Three Days or Less covers short-term activities.
Controlling traffic through work zones is a serious safety concern for both drivers and workers; in fact, there are far more drivers and their passengers killed and injured in roadway work zones than workers. An inattentive driver is the most common cause for work zone crashes.
High-visibility safety apparelEnglish12/07/2011
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Division 2, Subdivision I, Personal Protective Equipment *
Division 2, Subdivision I, Personal Protective Equipment, Effective Nov. 1, 2017
Division 2, Subdivision R, Special Industries (includes Grain Handling Facilities, Ornamental Tree & Shrub Services, Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills, Sawmills, Telecommunications) *
Division 3, Subdivision G, Signs, Signals and Barricades *
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Clarification of High Visibility Safety garments in construction04/19/2012
High Visibility Safety Garments08/03/2016
Inspection and Citation Guidance for Roadway and Highway Work Zones06/02/2015
Borrow DVDs about Traffic control from the Resource Center10 minutes
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices U.S. Dept. of Transportation
Oregon Temporary Traffic Control Handbook Oregon Dept. of Transportation