FTBA Safety Committee

Our mission is to provide relevant safety training and resource materials to our FTBA members which can be used to educate workers, protect the public and promote safety within our industry.

Driveway Assistance Device Increases Safety at Lake Okeechobee

July 8, 2019 | Matt Stubblefield, Horizon Signal Technologies

During a recent construction project on Rucks Dairy Road in Lake Okeechobee, FDOT faced a dilemma. Seven individual driveways fell within the one-lane work zone that would be active for the next four to six months. The residents using these driveways every day would need an indication telling them when it was safe to exit their driveway, and enter the work zone...
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Aerial Lift Safety

May 29, 2019 | Mark Ligon, Vecellio Group, Inc.

A training class prior to operating the lift would have really helped in this situation. Almost every day somewhere in the world, someone is being catapulted from the basket of an aerial lift and landing like a sack of bricks on the ground below.  This is completely unnecessary and 100% preventable....
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Committee Members

Committee Co-Chairmen:
Mark Ligon, Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. – Mark.Ligon@vecelliogroup.com

Phillip Russell, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. – Phillip.Russell@ogletreedeakins.com

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