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Safety: It’s Not Just for Roadways

Safety: It’s Not Just for Roadways

The Alabama Department of Transportation takes safety seriously, a priority that extends well beyond Alabama’s roadways.

Safety Coordinator Sam Martin is now leading the workplace safety team, promoting safety to all ALDOT employees on the roadways or in the office. Martin comes to the Personnel Bureau after four years as Fifth Division safety officer and several years of senior management responsibilities in the private sector.

“ALDOT’s employees are our most valuable resource,” Martin said. “I aim to provide leadership that makes safety paramount in the office and out in the field where work zone safety is essential. My goal is to create an environment where safety is employee-driven, not management driven.”

Martin’s responsibilities include creating awareness of safety issues as they relate to each employee’s work environment and informing them about safe work habits. Martin will also provide direction and leadership for ALDOT’s drug/alcohol testing and workers’ compensation programs.