When

May 07, 2021

Time

7:45am - 12:00pm EST

Contact Hours

4

Location Online - Course

Description

This hybrid online class will combine both live instruction and independent online work that you will complete during the day.  Independent work will include quizzes, readings, videos and short assignments.  Access to a computer with a webcam (either a camera that is built into your laptop or one that connects via USB), a reliable internet connection and a workspace that is free from distraction and noise will set you up for success. 

Road safety countermeasures are actions taken to improve transportation safety and therefore decrease the number of injuries and fatalities.  These countermeasures can consist of infrastructure, behavioral, or programmatic/policy implementation.  This two-hour training will provide an overview of safety countermeasures applicable to local roads with an emphasis on low-cost practices.  Discussions include Crash Modification Factors (CMFs), systemic safety analysis, and factors for evaluating and selecting countermeasures.

Countermeasures for Road Safety (Half-Day Hybrid Online Class) is one in a series of courses in core and specialized safety issues. When all requirements are met, participants will be awarded a Road Safety Champion Program Certificate. (Note: the certificate is not a degree or professional certification).

The Road Safety Champion Program (RSCP) is a certificate program designed to improve the safety training of those responsible for operating, maintaining, designing, and enforcing local roads. The long-term goal is to build a knowledgeable workforce that is motivated to implement safety improvements that reduce injuries and fatalities on rural and local roadways.

Agenda

The goal of this module is to provide an overview of safety countermeasures with an emphasis on local and rural road applications.

  • Understand the factors in evaluating and selecting countermeasures
  • Understand Crash Modification Factors and where to find them
  • Differentiate between systemic safety and site-specific analysis
  • Become familiar with some of the more common countermeasures

Instructor

Walter C. Catlett

Walter C. Catlett possesses approximately 30 years of safety experience from the concrete pipe industry, military, and consulting engineering.  These experiences shaped his safety mindset, teaching him the importance of clear communication and the necessity to establish a safety culture. He is an effective trainer and educator responsible for the training of public works professionals through industry training events and professional association events for the last 20 years.  He serves on Virginia’s Local Transportation Assistance Program (LTAP) Advisory Board. He also serves on the Arkansas Department of Transportation’s Research Advisory Council. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA.  Mr. Catlett served in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army Reserves for a combined 30 years.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Road Safety Champion: Free
Local Government: $15.00
State/Federal: $15.00
Private Industry: $15.00

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.

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