- Wear Safety vests and gloves (required).
- Wear light colored clothing that covers arms and legs.
- Wear substantial footwear, boots, etc., and watch your footing.
- Park all vehicles ON the roadside shoulder that is being cleaned. Car pool to reduce the number of vehicles. Park all vehicles as far as possible from the traveling lanes.
- Be sure warning signs are in place with an unrestricted view.
- Work one side of the road at a time.
- Face on-coming traffic.
- Stay at least 5’ from the edge of the road and stay alert at all times.
- Furnish adequate supervision by one or more adults (21 years or older) for groups that include participants under 17 (required).
- Work only during daylight hours. Discontinue work in rain, snow, fog, or other inclement conditions.
- Be alert to ticks, stinging insects and poisonous plants and animals.
- Don’t wear clothing or apparatus that might impair vision or hearing.
- Don’t wear clothing or display material that might distract motorists.
- Don’t pick up trash on medians, on bridges or on overpasses.
- Aside from the above, no other signage is permitted.
Use or possession of illegal drugs or alcohol during the clean up is forbidden. Do not remove hazardous objects (syringes, needles or chemicals). Contact the Highway Maintenance Division (631) 852-4070 if such materials need to be removed.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Have a First Aid Kit readily available. Know the route from your cleanup location to the nearest Emergency Room or Hospital. Have transportation immediately available.
YOU ARE WORKING IN A DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT - A PUBLIC HIGHWAY