| MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
A Mobile Equipment Trainer and Safety Coordinator in Washington State sent in this idea; "Whenever Mobile Equipment and pedestrians are working in the same area, designated walkways for pedestrians should be established whenever possible. Equipment operators should use extreme caution when crossing walkways or working in areas where foot traffic is present. Best solution is to separate pedestrians from Mobile Equipment."
Where painting lines is either impractical or impossible, traffic cones or barrels are a good way to mark pedestrian crossings.
This suggestion may reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities.
MSHA extends a thank you and a tip of the hardhat to Chuck Cupp of Addy, Washington winner of a limited edition sticker and patch.
If you have a tip you would like to pass on, you can e-mail it to zzMSHA-MinersTips@dol.gov. If your Accident Buster tip is selected, you will receive credit in this space.