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West Virginia Office of
Emergency Medical Services

350 Capitol Street
Room 425
Charleston, WV 25301

Toll Free: 1-888--747-8367
OEMS Phone: (304) 558-3956
OEMS Fax: (304) 558-8379
Trauma Phone: (304) 290-9307
Trauma Fax: (304) 558-8379

Federal Regulation Regarding Worker Visibility

While the information contained in this news article was current and accurate when we posted it, it may not necessarily represent current WVOEMS policy or procedure. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 304-558-3956.

Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2008 10:26 AM

A new Federal regulation will soon take effect that will impact the way each of us responds to emergencies occurring on many of the state's highways. Effective, November 24, 2008, 23 CFR Part 634 becomes effective. This federal regulation addresses the subject of Worker Visibility. The rule requires all workers within the right-of-way of a Federal-aid highway to wear appropriate high-visibility safety apparel. The regulation defines workers as "people on foot whose duties place them within the right-of-way of a Federal-aid highway", including "responders to incidents within the highway right-of-way."

Read the entire memorandum.

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