Road Work

Hazards Identified
Heavy equipment within work area and motor vehicle traffic passing work area, slips and falls, dust, noise, sun, weather, insect bites

Hazard-Specific Personal Protective Equipment
Eye protection, and vest or coveralls with retro-reflective stripes (and, if required, hearing protection, rain gear, suc screen, respirator and/or insect repellant)

Hazard-Specific Training
Job specific training

Safe Work Practice

  • A #2 First Aid Kit must be on site.
  • Before starting work, do a hazard assessment to identify hazards associated with the equipment in operation, vehicles, site layout, work to be performed, excessive dust or noise, etc.
  • Based on the hazard assessment, choose protective equipment to be used and plan how to do the work with the minimum exposure to hazards. Note that for some kinds of work, additional personal protective equipment may be required.
  • When possible, choose a location to work that is highly visible.
  • When possible, choose a location away from mobile equipment.
  • Ensure that all equipment and vehicle operators are aware of your presence. Get attention of operator before approaching their location.
  • Always be alert to your position and that of others in relation to passing traffic and mobile equipment movement within the workplace.
  • Where necessary, ensure that appropriate traffic control measures are in place and that any Traffic Control Persons are aware of your presence.

Regulations, Standards and References
Occupational Safety General Regulations

Goals of the FSSNS

  • Save lives and reduce injuries.
  • Reduce all costs associated with work place accidents.
  • Improve profits.
  • Maintain compliance with regulatory bodies.
  • Manage and establish ownership of industry managed loss control programs.
  • Reduce Workers' Compensation rates.
The Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia is registered under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia. It is a separate entity, having a Memorandum of Association and By-Laws. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors, representing all sectors of the forest industry.