Construction Depot Newsletter

Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

February 13, 2012

ODOT traffic control handbook

New ODOT temporary traffic control handbook available

The Oregon Department of Transportation recently revised its Temporary Traffic Control Handbook, which is a useful companion to the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Printed copies of the Temporary Traffic Control Handbook are available at the Development Center of Chemeketa Community College in Salem. Call 503-399-5181.

Oregon OSHA’s traffic control rules for the construction industry – including requirements for flaggers and barricades – require employers to follow the Millennium Edition of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, December 2000; however, employers following the 2009 MUTCD are also considered in compliance with Oregon OSHA’s rules.

And if you need just a quick catch up on traffic control hazards, federal OSHA’s fact sheet on Work Zone Traffic Safety has a nice summary.

 

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