September 29, 2017
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Fresno County Transportation Authority (FCTA) will mark the beginning of work on the [...]
“Don’t Take A Chance” is a safety educational outreach program that is offered to various school sites where construction poses a large threat to the safety of students. The “Don’t Take A Chance” program is both an informational and entertaining program to inform students of the importance of staying safe around construction sites. Students are presented with the “Do’s” and “Don’t’s” of construction site safety. For example:
DO – pay attention to what is around you.
DON’T – play near construction areas.
DO – look out for others.
DON’T – think that a construction site is safe when the workers are gone.
Giveaways, videos and a coloring contest are all part of the “Don’t Take A Chance” program. Students are given the poster (see below) to color the best they can – later, their specific school site deems one student the winner of the contest and he or she is given a special award! A construction site is not a playground or a place to “hang out” and both CalTrans and Measure C want to make sure that students know that. Every day, construction workers pave new roads, build new houses and improve our community – our efforts are to make sure students in these areas stay smart and stay safe and “Don’t Take A Chance” around construction sites!
Download the coloring poster, here.