n IMIESA - Creating safer work zones - roads & bridges

Volume 43 Number 10
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 43 Number 10, Oct 2018, p. 36 - 36
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)


A safe work zone may cost more money than an unsafe one, but, according to the World Bank, the social cost of a fatality on a road is roughly R6 million. Therefore, preventing one fatality in a work zone in South Africa can justify the cost of a lot of safety measures. The International Road Federation (IRF) is promoting safer work zones in South Africa using established best practices and state-of-the-ar t technologies. In line with this, Michael G Dreznes, executive vice president, IRF, is presenting a workshop at the 2018 SARF/IRF/PIARC Regional Conference for Africa.

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