Work Zones: Drive like you work here

Support work zone safety during National Work Zone Awareness Week 2019

Whether you work in an office or on nation’s roadways, everyone deserves to get home safely. National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), in its 19th year, is a national public awareness campaign that spreads the message that we are all responsible for work zone safety.

This year’s NWZAW is April 8-12, 2019, and this year’s theme is “Drive Like You Work Here”. Recent statistics from the National Highway Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) show (from 2016 to 2017) a two percent increase in total work zone fatalities and increase from 668 to 710 total work zone crashes. Those startling statistics further demonstrate the importance of spreading awareness of work zone safety and participating in NWZAW to spread the message that we all play a role in getting roadway workers home safely. (more…)

Lab Corner: Fries that bind

By Mike Anderson, P.E.

I read somewhere that sales at fast food restaurants are the worst in January. Makes sense; people are trying to start the year off by focusing on their health. I also heard that the best day for fast food sales is the Monday after the Super Bowl. I get that too. My diet is officially shot after eating throughout the day at our friend’s Super Bowl Party. I’m tired of cold/snow (check local weather for conditions in your area). I just want some fast comfort food. (more…)