Announcements << SAITE Monthly Meeting - Friday, January 25, 2019

Darlene Danehyby Darlene Danehy at 1/22/2019 10:58 AM PST
Presentation: Work Zone Risk Management – Lessons Learned from Case Studies

PRESENTER: Robert K. Seyfried, RK Seyfried and Associates, Inc.

It has been said that nationally about half of all traffic-related law suits are due to crashes that occur in work zones. Public agencies, consultants, and contractors are faced with significant exposure to risk of such law suits. Better managing this risk can result in safer transportation facilities, fewer deaths and injuries, and reduced exposure to law suits.

Concern about potential liability can affect safety decisions by directing attention to road treatments that are assumed to be helpful to litigation efforts but may have little safety benefit. The inappropriate use of traffic control devices not only diverts safety resources but can increase the traffic crash risk by placing unnecessary fixed obstacles near the roadway.
Case studies will be used to illustrate issues that may be considered “high risk” in terms of potential liability claims including:
• Flagging
• Unprotected hazards
• “Lying signs”
• Intersection temporary traffic control
• Oversight and documentation of contractor operations

The meeting will be held at the Pima County complex at 1313 S. Mission Road. Lunch starts at 11:30 AM and the presentation will begin at noon. Cost is $10 for members and non-members, and is free for students. This month's menu will be Jimmy John's sandwiches - please indicate any dietary restrictions/preferences. RSVP to SAITE@outlook.com by Wednesday, January 23.

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