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HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION SIGNAGE LAW CHANGES

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March 24, 2003 — Revisions to the construction industry safety standards for traffic control signs, signals and barricades protecting road construction workers are final March 31, 2003, and employers are required to comply with the standards in either of two Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) manuals, rather than the American National Standards Institute publication previously allowed.
Employers must comply with Part VI of either the 1988 edition of the FHWA Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, with 1993 revisions (Revision 3) or the Millennium Edition of the same manual, instead of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) D6.1-1971 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways.
The final rule is set forth in 29 CFR [Code of Federal Regulations] 1926 Subpart G, and V.I. Commissioner of Labor Cecil R. Benjamin adopts the standards under the provisions of Title 24 Chapter 2 Section 36, V.I. Code, said a release. These standards become rules and regulations of the V.I. Division of Occupational Safety and Health within 60 days of the effective date set by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.
For additional information, call the Division of Occupational Safety and Health at 772-1315 on St. Croix or 776-3700 on St. Thomas.

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