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Crews on Federal Highways Need Safety Vests

Safety vests must be worn by workers located on major collectors and above starting November 24, 2008.

by Ranger Kidwell-Ross

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A US Department of Transportation rule requires that all workers shall wear a safety vest in a federal roadway, which means a major collecter and above. Full effect on this law is takes place on November 24, 2008.

The Draft New Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices that should be out in late 2009 will increase that coverage to all roadways. The new law is a requirement of Congress due to the number of people who have been killed or injured while working in the roadways of this country.

To access the statute as a pdf file, click here. More information may also be found on the Department of Transportation website.

If you have more information on this topic, please let us know and we'll attach it as an addendum to this article.

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