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Safety Idea

Traffic Control

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Mine Type: All Surface
Category: Haulage

Drawing Depicting Cross Walk A Mobile Equipment Trainer and Safety Coordinator in Washington State sent in this idea; "Whenever Mobile Equipment and pedestrians are working in the same area, designated walkways for pedestrians should be established whenever possible. Equipment operators should use extreme caution when crossing walkways or working in areas where foot traffic is present. Best solution is to separate pedestrians from Mobile Equipment."

Where painting lines is either impractical or impossible, traffic cones or barrels are a good way to mark pedestrian crossings.

Drawing Depicting Cross Walk

This suggestion may reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities.

Reissued: 04/30/2002
Tag # AP2002-S003

MSHA extends a thank you and a tip of the hardhat to Chuck Cupp of Addy, Washington winner of a limited edition sticker and patch.

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