Effective February 24, 2010, the ASSE announced the approval of a new ANSI standard to create safer work zones for highway construction. In a press release dated Jan. 5, 2010 the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) detailed the approval of the standard and their hopes of protecting workers.
NII was pleased to see parts of the standard address the serious issue of runover/backover prevention with methods to ensure workers are protected, including:
section 5.2.2 "mount mirrors on the flagger's hard hat" and
section 6.1.1 "other assistive devices, e.g., mirrors mounted on the worker's hard hat".
For information on the new ANSI/ASSE A10.47 standard or to purchase a copy, please contact Tim Fisher at email@example.com