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Evidence-based approach to manage the risk of working near traffic to optimise safety, efficiency and road user journeys through worksites
EXTENDED ABSTRACT: Roads and Maritime Services, in partnership with industry, optimises safety, efficiency and customer journeys at road worksites through a risk management approach. We seek elimination of risk before minimisation and ensure the highest level of control consistent with contemporary practice is applied when elimination cannot be achieved. The program is underpinned by quality data collection and analysis as a foundation for continuous improvement. The program provided new insights into hazards, risks, worker and road user behavior when interacting with different worksites and risk controls. Implications for road maintenance and construction will be discussed.