SEIU Local 517M is partnering with the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the Michigan State Police, and several other groups to promote safety in Work Zones during Work Zone Safety Week which is April 3 – 7, 2017.
This year’s campaign will kick off on Monday, April 3rd at the MDOT Grand Region Maintenance Facility (1240 Front Avenue, Grand Rapids) at 10:30 a.m. SEIU 517M members will be at the event showing our union pride, and our community spirit to have a safe summer construction season and drive toward zero crashes from distracted drivers.
This year’s slogan is “Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands!”
“We are concerned for not only the motorists, including our fellow union members and their families, but also the union members that work on construction projects in, and around active work zones. Every year workers are killed or disabled because of traffic accidents in work zones, and we need to draw attention to the need for increased safety. MIOSHA safety regulations have been weakened, and speed limits have been increased. Our members working in these construction zones are at the mercy of every car and truck passing through their work zone with a distracted driver behind the wheel.” said George Heath, SEIU Local 517M President.
Please be aware this week and every week!