ATSSA – National Work Zone Awareness Week


Observed Across The Country

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. Also, learn about Go Orange Day.

Go Orange Day 2017, Wednesday, April 5

All roadway safety professionals across the country are encouraged to wear orange to proudly show their support of work zone safety.

Go Orange Day and NWZAW is an important time to show your support of the roadway safety industry, especially to the families of victims who have lost their lives in work zones.

This year for Go Orange Day, ATSSA is expanding our focus to not only photos, but also videos. ATSSA wants to see videos of you or a group wearing orange and telling us why you support Go Orange Day and NWZAW, doing something fun, safe and creative.

Watch ATSSA’s video in support of Go Orange Day and NWZAW

Watch ATSSA’s Video

See ATSSA President and CEO Roger Wentz, CFO and COO Mitzi Osterhout, Vice President of Member Services Donna Clark, and Director of Communications James Baron support work zone safety awareness.

To show your support this year:

  • Script a great idea and produce a video (always remember: safety first), not to exceed 15 seconds
  • Post the video on Twitter and/or Facebook, tag ATSSA, and include the hashtag #Orangeforsafety
  • ATSSA may retweet/share your post
  • Also, retweet/share ATSSA’s posts to keep the word about work zone safety going

2014-15 Seminar Series Announced

The 1014-15 seminar series schedule has been posted to the “Mtg Schedule” page of the website. The schedule may be tweaked during the year to accommodate instructors conflicts and/or severe weather. Thank you to the Steering committee for their hard work and to the Sponsors who have committed to some of the meetings. Anyone else who is interested in sponsoring a Continental breakfast should contact Bob Kunz. SAFER looks forward to seeing everyone.

September’s Meeting Kicks Off the 2014/2015 Year

Building SAFER in RI community – We hope that you have plans to enjoy the last few beach days and the holiday weekend. We look forward to seeing you on September 3, 2014 for the first meeting of the 2014 -2015 program year. We have an exciting schedule to share with you. The information for the first meeting follows:

Date: Sept 3, 2014, 8-10 am.

TOPIC: A Fresh Perspective on Construction Safety : “Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks.”

Michael Soares, of Stillwater Associates LLC, will speak about the lessons learned from oil industry, the crude by rail industry and share several vignettes and anecdotal references to illustrate how a construction safety program can be enhanced by the embracing and utilization of multi-industry approach.

SPONSOR: New England Laborers Health and Safety Fund (NELHSF).

RSVP: Please join us for some calories and coffee before the meeting. To ensure that we can accommodate all interested individuals, please respond to bkunz@dimeo.com with SAFER in subject line.

Bob Kunz, SAFER Steering Committee Chairperson