October 24, 2019
University of Virginia
Virginia Transportation Research Council
530 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904
As traffic volumes increase and the need to repair and improve roadways becomes greater, so does the need to plan, install, and review work zone traffic control to effectively and safely perform the work. Federal requirements now instruct state and local governments to train personnel in work zone traffic control relevant to the job decisions that each individual is required to make. This workshop provides training needed to properly install work zones to perform daily maintenance or short-term operations. Emphasis is placed on the basics of work zone traffic control, focusing on work zone devices and how to effectively install and maintain them. At the conclusion of this workshop, a short open-book written exam will be administered to all attendees. A VDOT-issued training card will be given to each attendee who achieves a passing grade of 80% or higher.
Basic Work Zone Traffic Control is for individuals who have:
- Direct responsibility for placement of work zone traffic control devices
- Direct responsibility for field maintenance of work zone traffic control devices
8:00 am: Registration
8:15 am: Introduction to work zone references
9:00 am: Liability and risk
9:30 am: WZ Basics: types, duration, component parts
10:30 am: Traffic control devices: signs, channelizing devices, set-up
12:00 Noon: Lunch (provided)
12:30 pm: Making adjustments to work zones
1:45 pm: Roles and responsibilities
2:15 pm: Flagging operations
2:45 pm: Group exercise
3:15 pm: Examination
4:00 pm: Adjourn
Katherine (“Kathy”) Hinson
Katherine (“Kathy”) Hinson is sole proprietor of A Kathy Hinson Training, which is S.W.a.M. and Micro-Business certified. She has over 29 years of experience working in the transportation industry. Kathy is a VDOT-certified instructor for the VDOT Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control curricula. Kathy is certified by the American Traffic and Safety Services Association (ATSSA) as a Traffic Control Supervisor. She holds Department of Environmental Quality certification as an Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector, VDOT-certifications for Flagger Instructor and Inspector for construction and maintenance projects. In addition, through a partnership with VDOT and the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA), Kathy has conducted work zone safety awareness training in Virginia high school driver’s education classes for over 6 years. She also has previously served for ten years a certified arborist and professional member of the International Society of Arboriculture.
Who Should Attend
Individuals involved in maintenance-type activities who have responsibility for placement of and/or maintenance of work zone traffic control devices, including maintenance-level personnel, crew leaders, and public works personnel.
Registration and Payment
The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:
Local Government: 85.00
Private Industry: $300.00
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