Lighting to Ensure Worker Safety

It’s a dangerous job working roadside and a simple thing light lighting can make a world of difference. In addition to providing lighting for cars traveling through work zones to reducing worker fatigue, adequate lighting can make a world of difference.

Here are 4 types of lighting that can keep your paving crews safer according to Asphalt Pro:

Ground Lighting

When upfitted construction vehicles have to drive or back up over uncertain terrain at night—sometimes in complete blackness—it is crucial to have good ground lighting, so the vehicle can safely navigate obstacles and doesn’t end up in a ditch or other hazard.

While some manufacturers still use incandescent or halogen lights for ground lighting, these tend to fail prematurely due to short bulb life and high heat, which can put construction workers at risk.

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