Welcome to the Team!
St. Clair County Road Commission
realizes what a big job it is to
clean and attractive roadside.
The following are the general
rules that we ask you
to abide by.
travels at high speeds and most drivers don't expect to see crews
working along the roadside. Be alert and use good common sense
at all times!
should be in good health with good sight and hearing.
must be a minimum of 12 years old. Children between the ages of
12 and 15 must have adult supervision at a ratio of one adult for
every three children.
should be designated crew leader to ensure everyone follows safety
the site to reduce the number of vehicles on the roadside.
should be parked well off the right shoulder. Do not park on
paved shoulders or in roadway.
not allowed along curves, on bridges, near or under overpasses, or in
in vehicles should exit and enter the vehicle on the side opposite
on the same side of the road as crew members.
Work only one
side of the roadway at a time.
should not carry knives, machetes, axes, etc.
overfill or compact trash bags because of the danger of injuries from
broken or jagged objects. Fill bags with what goes in easily,
then start with a new bag.
together for better visibility to motorists.
Use safe turn
around points when changing directions.
must be placed off the shoulder of the road. Do not place bags
in the travel portion of any roadway.
Protect Yourself And Other Crew Members
Whenever possible face
oncoming traffic as you work. Be prepared to move out of the way
of vehicles in an emergency.
Stop working in bad
weather, especially when there is poor visibility and wet or icy
Work during daylight
overexertion. Drink lots of water, especially on hot, humid
Post a person to look
out for traffic dangers.
Have a refresher
session on safety awareness each time a crew goes out.
Never walk out on the
Avoid the use of
All workers should
wear orange vests while working on the roadside. Other clothes
should be light-colored for increased visibility.
Wear heavy gloves.
footing. Wear substantial leather shoes or boots with good ankle
support. Stay off loose stones and steep slopes.
Wear a hat and
long-sleeved top to avoid sunburn. Sunscreen lotion is
recommended for sunny days.
Contact with poison
ivy, poison oak and other noxious weeds.
Areas which are being
mowed or where there are other construction or maintenance activities
Don't pick up
discarded syringes or hypodermic needles.
Don't try to remove
suspicious packages or containers. Notify the Road Commission or
the police of the location of these items immediately.
Don't pick up items on
bridges, in tunnels or on overpasses. These areas are especially
dangerous to workers on foot.
Don't enter the
roadway or the shoulder areas to pick up trash.
In Case of Emergency
Every crew should have
an adequate first aid kit.
Select an emergency
room/hospital and know the route to it from the work area.
Crew members should
have transportation immediately available.
One person should be
designated crew leader to ensure safety rules are followed.
Contact us | View site map