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View from the Road - David Orr, PE

September 2018

"Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety." - Arnold Schwarzenegger
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As you can see below, we have launched a new section on our website devoted to worker safety. We have always had worker safety tips, but decided it was time to put these materials together into our new Safety Center. Please let us know your thoughts.

Safety is not a set of slogans, tips sheets, personal protective equipment (PPE's) or engineering controls. Safety is an attitude.

The best safety device we have is ourselves. We need to be smart and remember the first goal for all of us and the traveling public is to get home safely every day. Remember, the leading cause of fatalities and injuries in a work zone is an impact from a dump truck, pickup or construction equipment. When working on a site, or back at the garage, be safe and look out for your co-workers.

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