Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority keeping roadside workers visible and safe
The Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority (BPPPBA) announced the distribution of over 300 reflective vests to workers this morning at the authority’s headquarters on Frederick Street.
Increasingly, one of the major hazards that road crews are facing every day is moving traffic in and around their work zones. They often find themselves in danger of being struck by a vehicle while operating along roadways. There are many “close calls” with workers often at extreme risk.
Concerned for the safety of its staff, BPPPBA’s board of directors and its executive team worked expeditiously to ensure workplace safety by making top priority the dispersal of reflective safety vests to each worker, solidifying the authority’s commitment to service and staff.
“On a daily basis the men and women of the Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority work diligently and tirelessly on miles of road around New Providence to fulfill the authority’s mandate of ensuring a clean, beautified and properly manicured environment,” stated Shanendon E. Cartwright, executive chairman at the authority. “A part of the authority’s overall strategy is a stern commitment to the safety and security of our hardworking personnel. These safety vests are designed to increase the visibility of our team members to the motoring public and to alert and encourage drivers to proceed cautiously when approaching roadside work areas.”
When you are managing miles of road, often inches from traffic, what you wear on the job plays a key role in being seen and staying safe. The new safety vests for road maintenance workers will now make them more visible than ever while working alongside traffic. The new vests are lightweight, comfortable and retroreflective, which means they reflect available light and are brighter, providing maximum visibility under all weather conditions.
BPPPBA asks that motorists use extreme caution when driving through a work zone; reduce speed and adjust lane positions away from the side where workers and equipment are located when possible.