About SAFE Roads

SAFE Roads: Sharing Roads with Workers During the Busy Construction Season

As warmer weather approaches, that can only mean one thing in Manitoba: construction season is upon us.

For the ninth year in a row, a group of community stakeholders are teaming up as safety partners to launch the annual SAFE Roads campaign aimed at raising awareness of the safety of road construction workers.

As part of the SAFE Roads campaign – officially launching May 15 – messages targeted at motorists will be asking them to slow down and exercise caution when driving past road construction projects.

Soon you’ll be seeing radio, billboard and transit bus ads urging motorists to simply slow down when driving through construction zones.

This initiative is building on the SAFE Work Manitoba brand and is helping all of us to branch out our safety message.

We’re all motorists, and we all have a responsibility to make sure those road construction workers, utility employees and emergency service workers, working within a public right of way get home safely at the end of each day.

An open road can pose safety issues for anyone, especially when the road is your workplace and there are 2,000 lb vehicles rushing past you a few feet away. Motorists need to take precautions and share the road with those who are out there doing their job.

SAFE Roads is a joint safety effort between the following community stakeholders:

  • City of Winnipeg Public Works
  • City of Brandon
  • Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM)
  • Heavy Equipment and Aggregate Truckers (HEAT)
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
  • Manitoba Government Employees Union (MGEU)
  • Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA)
  • Manitoba Hydro
  • Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT)
  • Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI)
  • Office of the Fire Commissioner
  • Winnipeg Fire & Paramedics Service (WFPS)
  • Winnipeg Police Service (WPS)
  • Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB)
  • WORKSAFELY MHCA

 

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The SAFE Roads Committee is a voluntary association of key stakeholders committed to educating motorists and the general public to respect SAFE driving policies to protect the safety of construction, utility and emergency services personnel and other who work kin or adjacent to the public right of way by driving safety and respectfully past these workers.