(York, PA ) Wagman demonstrated their support for the 17th Annual National Work Zone Awareness Week from April 11 – 15, 2016. Wagman employees were encouraged to “go orange” for the day on Wednesday, April 13th to help raise awareness and bring national attention to motorist and work zone safety. Jobsite personnel were encouraged to participate and send photos of daily safety activities which include “Stretch & Flex” and “Safety Huddles”, where they discuss potential work zone safety hazards before they start their day. Orange safety cones and electronic message boards with rotating safety messages were set up outside of Wagman’s headquarters for the week. Wagman also distributed 500 orange safety ribbon stickers for hard hats in advance of National Work Zone Awareness Week and coordinated a social media campaign in an effort to further increase awareness with the general public.
Mike Glezer, CEO comments, “April is Distracted Driver Awareness month and distracted driving is a threat to the public as well as people working in the work zones. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,154 people were killed and 424,000 more were injured in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers in 2013.” Glezer adds, “Six hundred sixty-nine work zone traffic related fatalities occurred in 2014, according to Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Keeping our people safe is a priority every day. Wagman is proud to support the industry efforts to raise awareness for National Work Zone Awareness Week.”
The 2016 National Work Zone Awareness Week theme is “Don’t Be THAT Driver. Work on Safety. Get Home Safely. Every Day.” Each year since its start, the Federal Highway Administration has worked with other organizations, including the American Association of State highway and Transportation Officials and the American Traffic Safety Services Association, to organize the event on a national level.
Wagman, Inc. is a multi-faceted construction firm with major operations in heavy civil construction, full service general contracting, and geotechnical construction services. Founded in 1902, Wagman is a fourth generation, family-owned company with offices in Pennsylvania and Virginia and is headquartered in York, PA. Wagman has been consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work in PA. For more information about Wagman, please visit www.wagman.com