Each year in the spring, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety in work zones. There has been a heartbreakingly high number of fatalities and injuries in work zones on Michigan roads over the past year and the motoring public needs to hear from us. This year’s theme, “Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives.,” emphasizes the importance of motorists driving safely and workers making safety a priority to ensure that we all work together to save lives in work zones. To kick off the 2021 construction season, MITA, along with partners from the Michigan State Police, MDOT, ATSSA, and MIOSHA are hosting a National Work Zone Awareness Week virtual event to promote safety and to honor the workers, motorists, and families of those killed in work zones this past year. Michigan is proud to be the host state again for the 2021 NWZAW kickoff event. Please join us as we kick-off this important week to promote overall safety in our work zones. The national event will take place at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021. You can livestream the event here: https://livestream.com/mdot/2021nwzawkickoff.
Although this event is virtual, we can all promote work zone safety by participating in the livestream, sharing social media posts, talking about work zone safety with friends and family, and always driving safely in a work zone.
Also, National Orange Day will be held on Wednesday April 28th, 2021. Wear your orange to promote worker safety. Share your pictures on social media with #Orange4Safety, #WorkZoneSafety and #NWZAW.
Please click here for a copy of the NWZAW poster. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Glenn Bukoski, Rob Coppersmith, or Rachelle VanDeventer at the MITA office at 517-347-8336, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.