HUMMELSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA – Flagger Force, an industry-leading short-term traffic control company based in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, is proud to lead the industry in work zone safety not only during National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) April 11-15, 2022, but also all year round.
Flagger Force understands safety does not happen naturally—it takes a conscious and consistent effort to ensure employees, construction, and utility workers, as well as community members moving through work zones, arrive home safely at the end of the day. To lead the industry in work zone safety and instill the company’s Safety-Driven® culture in their team members, Flagger Force developed internal training programs that meet state and federal requirements for flagging and work zone safety. Flagger Force’s program has several advantages over traditional safety training, such as:
- All team members are required to complete safety training prior to their first day in a work zone.
- Flagger Force’s safety courses meet all training standards and industry requirements.
- The program offers members the opportunity to share stories, ideas, and best practices to enhance the curriculum.
“National Work Zone Awareness Week is a critical time to educate traffic control professionals and the general public about best practices when navigating an active work zone,” said Luke Lazar, VP of risk and safety at Flagger Force. “During the spring and summer months, the number of work zones will increase, and motorists will need to know how to safely move through a pattern of signs, barrels, and lane changes. As an industry leader in work zone safety, it is our responsibility to educate individuals and ensure they arrive home safely each day,” added Lazar.
NWZAW will be held from Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 15, 2022. Founded by the Virginia Department of Transportation in 1997, this celebration now takes place across the United States, with partnerships between state departments of transportation, national road safety organizations, government agencies, and private companies. To learn more about NWZAW, please visit https://www.nwzaw.org/.
“As a Safety-Driven® organization, we take pride in participating in National Work Zone Awareness Week and helping to spread awareness for work zone safety across the country,” said Mike Doner, president and CEO at Flagger Force.
About Flagger Force
Flagger Force Traffic Control Services® is recognized as an industry leader in traffic control. Celebrating 20 years in business this year, the company was founded by entrepreneurs with a handful of employees; one pickup truck; and the signs, stands, and cones needed to control traffic in a work zone. Today, Flagger Force establishes safe work zones with a fleet of over 1,100 vehicles and 1,800 full-time employees. Their quality and safety standards have been embraced by industry stakeholders and has allowed them to continuously expand their geographic reach, throughout the eastern United States. Flagger Force is headquartered in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, and has the resources and expertise to help support the nation’s infrastructure, utilities, and other service industries. For more information, visit FlaggerForce.com.