National Work Zone Awareness Week | April

April 15, 2024
National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) safety consulting visual

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) has been successful in spreading awareness for work zone safety across the country because of participation from many organizations. The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting the 2024 NWZAW kickoff event on April 16 with the theme, "Work Zones are temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last forever.”

In 2021, 956 people died in work zones, according to the NHTSA FARS data. Also in 2021, 108 highway worker occupational fatalities occurred in road construction sites, based on BLS data. Data is available on

NWZAW 2024 is April 15-19, hosted by Maryland Department of Transportation. NWZAW highlights the deadly dangers of inattention at highway work areas. The 2024 weeklong commemoration includes:

  • Work Zone Safety Training Day - April 15
  • National kickoff event - April 16
  • Go Orange Day - April 17
  • Social media storm - April 18
  • Moment of Silence - April 19

Credit: American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

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