Safety Vests Now Required at Roadside Incidents
The article below from the Daily American, written by Tiffany Wright indicates that a good, Horse Sense rule will become effective on November 24th that will require ANYONE at the scene of a roadside incident MUST wear highly visible, reflective vests. I highly applaud this new rule for the safety of Construction Workers, Fire and Safety personnel and News Media's protection.
Law will require workers to wear safety vests
In a few weeks, people working along federal highways will have to gear up in reflective safety vests when responding to an incident on public roads.
The regulation states, “All workers within the right-of-way of a federal-aid highway who are exposed either to traffic or construction equipment within the work area shall wear high-visibility safety apparel.”
This goes for construction workers, firefighters responding to an accident or media covering an incident.
“We agree that this is necessary,” she said. “Ultimately this is for the safety of roadside workers. If media are on the roadside they have the same risks, so it’s only proper to have the same precautions.”