Worker Safety
June 9, 2022 | Half-Day Online Class
7:45 AM – 12:00 PM

As our highway infrastructure ages, many transportation agencies are focusing on rebuilding and improving existing roadways. This means more roadwork is being performed on roadways where traffic is present. Roadwork can be hazardous. For every 4 billion vehicle-miles travelled in the United States, there is a work zone fatality. These incidents account for congestion and delays — and unnecessary worker and pedestrian fatalities each year. Workers are exposed to risk of injury or fatality from general construction hazards, as well as dangers posed by traffic passing by the work zone and equipment moving within the work zone.  The Worker Safety class highlights the hazards present in the work zone and identifies measures to mitigate the risks associated with them.

The Road Safety Champion Program (RSCP) is a nationally recognized certificate program designed to build a knowledgeable, safety minded workforce, responsible for operating, maintaining, and designing local roads. Road Safety Champions prioritize safety and are motivated to implement safety improvements that reduce fatalities and serious injuries on rural and local roadways.

The program is separated into four career pathways: Maintenance & Construction, Planning & Engineering, Public Health, and Law Enforcement. For a Level 1 Certificate, participants will complete approximately 14 classes. All program participants will complete the seven core courses. They will also complete up to seven additional specialized courses based on their career pathway. When all requirements are met, participants will be awarded a Road Safety Champion Program Certificate.

Who Should Attend: This class was developed for personnel who work on highways, either as a construction worker, an inspector, or design engineer who visits roadway/bridge work zones.  Previous experience with implementing safety measures in the work zone is not required.  Attendees will learn a broad spectrum of worker safety concepts, and effective practices for mitigating risks associated with roadway/highway construction.

Learning Modules:

Module 1 – Safety Programs – Hierarch of Controls
Module 2 – OSHA Focus Four
Module 3 – Work Zone Responsibilities
Module  4 – Health Hazards

Instructor: 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.
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Speed Management Techniques & Implementation
June 16, 2022  |  1 Day Hybrid Online Class
7:45 AM  – 4:00PM 

The Speed Management Techniques and Applications Course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and principles for applying various techniques for countering speeding and speed related crashes. Participants will have two exercises using the NHTSA Fars and FHWA USLIMITS2 programs.

Who Should Attend:
Transportation planners; highway designers; local staff; and community organizations concerned about speeding related crashes.

Learning Modules:

Module 1: Overview of Speed Management Statistics and Data
Module 2: Road Departures and Implementation Strategies
Module 3: Intersection and Speed Management Strategies
Module 4: Pedestrians and Bicyclists Speed Management Strategies

Instructor: Jeffrey LaMondia, PhD, is an associate professor in transportation engineering in the civil and environmental engineering department at Auburn University. Dr. LaMondia is an expert in travel demand modeling and travel behavior analysis, with a focus on inclusive planning methods, innovative data collection methods, long distance travel forecasting, and infrastructure LOS impacts on cyclist behaviors.  His work utilizes unique travel survey methods, big data analyses, geographic information systems (GIS) and discrete choice modeling. His research has been funded through Federal Highway Administration, Centers for Disease Control, state Departments of Transportation, University Transportation Centers, and other agencies.

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