Work Zone Mobility and Safety Program
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Best Practice

BEST PRACTICE:

G3−2: "Safety Program" Specification

DESCRIPTION:

The "Safety Program" specification has been developed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and accepted by the construction industry. It requires a contractor to have a written safety program prior to starting work on a project. Elements of the program include safety responsibilities, emergency plans, training, implementation, and discipline procedures. The specification must be written by a qualified safety professional and is not a contract pay item. The contractor is wholly responsible for the program.

REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:

The purpose of the program is to increase the level of safety in work zones.

PRIMARY BENEFIT(S):

Expected benefits include reduction in injuries and deaths in work zones, reduced insurance rates for contractors, reduction of project costs, and the enhancement of work zone safety awareness on a statewide basis.

MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):

This specification is applicable to all construction projects throughout the State.

STATE(S) WHERE USED:

New Jersey

SOURCE/CONTACT(S):

Matthew Zeller, Technical Services Team Leader, FHWA New Jersey Division Office
Phone: (609) 637−4204
E−mail: matthew.zeller@dot.gov

Ekaraj Phomsavath, ITS Engineer
FHWA New Jersey Division Office
Telephone: (609) 637−4231
E−mail: ekaraj.phomsavath@dot.gov

Anthony Rizzo, Supervising Engineer, Office of Construction Management
New Jersey DOT
Telephone: (609) 530−5500
E−mail: Anthony.Rizzo@dot.state.nj.us

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