An ENR Top 50 Construction contractor is working with the Texas Department of Transportation to develop, design and build over $1 billion in improvements to a major highway connector. Using a design-build process, construction of the 8.4-mile initial phase of the ultimate 14.4-mile project will be expedited. Instead of 8-10 years, this project will be complete by 2014. It will take approximately 3.5 million man hours to complete the project.
Most of this project is occurring at night, so there are a wide variety of low light conditions on site and a number of night safety concerns. The Safety Director saw a real need on this job for a great hard hat lighting solution for traffic control personnel and field staff as traffic safety was a primary concern.
How The Halo Light Was Used:
Roadway personnel, carpenters, and laborers used The Halo Light while they were doing their work on the project. It provided additional lighting beyond what is normally on site provided by camping headlamps and lighting from trucks.
The Halo Light received strong, positive feedback. Workers were much more visible to others, and tasks were more easily accomplished. The Safety Director was seeking any traffic safety advantages he could to illuminate the work area and his personnel. The Halo Light was able to provide a better hard hat lighting solution that no other tool on the job could. He has now received delivery of first full deployment units and has become a vocal advocate inside the company and externally for The Halo Light.
PHOTO DESCRIPTIONS: Top: The Halo Light alerts drivers to your presence in traffic. Bottom: The Halo Light provides an active safety solution in the most heavily trafficked conditions.
Workers were much more visible to others, and tasks were more easily accomplished. The Safety Director was seeking any traffic safety advantages he could to illuminate the work area and his personnel.