For those of you who are dealing with traffic work zones, the following article in a recent OSHA Quicktakes has some useful information:
New OSHA directive details procedures for safe inspection of work zones on and near highways
OSHA has published a new instruction for field staff entitled Inspection and Citation Guidance for Roadway and Highway Construction Work Zones. The document provides instructions designed to keep OSHA field staff safe while they are inspecting these dangerous work zones, including the correct personal protective equipment to wear, use of flashing lights on vehicles, and safe work practices. The instruction also provides guidance to field staff on the correct OSHA standards to cite when they observe specific safety issues.