Risk Mitigation Strategies for Operations and Maintenance Activities

Project status

Completed

Start date: 11/01/11
End date: 04/30/12

Researcher(s)

Principal investigators:

About the research

The objective of this research was to investigate the application of integrated risk modeling to operations and maintenance activities, specifically moving operations, such as pavement testing, pavement marking, painting, snow removal, shoulder work, mowing, and so forth. The ultimate goal is to reduce the frequency and intensity of loss events (property damage, personal injury, and fatality) during operations and maintenance activities.

This report includes a literature review that identifies the current and common practices adopted by different state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other transportation agencies for safe and efficient highway operations and maintenance (O/M) activities. The final appendix to the report includes information for eight innovative O/M risk mitigation technologies/equipmentand covers the following for these technologies/equipment:

  • Appropriate conditions for deployment
  • Performance/effectiveness, depending on hazard/activity
  • Cost to purchase
  • Cost to operate and maintain
  • Availability (resources and references)

Publications

Report: Risk Mitigation Strategies for Operations and Maintenance Activities (5.89 mb pdf) April 2012

Tech transfer summary: Risk Mitigation Strategies for Operations and Maintenance Activities (646.08 kb pdf) Oct 2012

Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s):

  • Iowa Highway Research Board
  • Midwest Transportation Consortium
  • U.S. DOT RITA
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