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WILMINGTON, Mass., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As government transportation agencies throughout North America act to rebuild many aging highways, much of that roadwork must be performed during hours with heavy amounts of traffic. The U.S. Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada are reminding roadway construction and maintenance companies of the need for heightened safety awareness to prevent needless injuries or fatalities.
UniFirst (www.unifirst.com), a provider of work uniforms and safety apparel to companies throughout the U.S. and Canada, has compiled a list of 10 important safety considerations that roadway workers should keep in mind.
Chuck Stanec, Specialty Apparel Product Manager at UniFirst, says: "A Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report shows that there were 609 fatalities in work zones in 2012. With a stronger focus on worksite safety, particularly as it applies to high visibility workwear, there's no reason that number cannot be significantly reduced or potentially eliminated."
UniFirst (NYSE: UNF), a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and protective clothing, outfits more than 1.5 million workers each business day. The company's most popular brands include UniWeave®, SofTwill®, UniWear®, and Armorex FR®. UniFirst also offers Facility Service programs including floor mats, mops, and restroom products. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800-455-7654 or visit www.unifirst.com.
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