Safety... It's Working Every Day

Whether we are maintaining roads, subsurface drainage systems or removing snow, the Highway Department works for very important people – everyone. Well-built and maintained infrastructure improves public safety, but these do not come without risk. Roadwork often puts employees in traffic with work zone hazards; trenching presents confined spaces hazards; and workers are exposed to the harshest weather conditions throughout the year. Highway Department employees find themselves on a wide variety of jobsites with a range of specific hazards.

The Highway Department understands these risks and has implemented safety checklists, toolbox talks, and training to help foster a culture of safety awareness on the job.