Workshop Spotlight

Safe Drainage Design & Maintenance Practices
August 11, 2022  |  Online Class
7:45 AM – 4:00 PM

Safety on roadways, trails and sidewalks is critical to pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Designing and maintaining drainage systems that remove runoff from the traveled ways is key to a safe system. The drainage system is a combination of many features; curbs; gutters, pipes, inlets and ditches. These storm drainage features can produce serious effects when not designed or maintained properly. Erosion and sediment buildup within the traveled way and clear zone can also contribute to the severity of crashes. Even end treatments and pipe openings must be designed and maintained to produce a safe component should an errant vehicle impact them. This lively online class will change the way you think about stormwater drainage components. Your awareness about the potential risks associated with unsafe drainage features will be increased. Students will learn the necessity for maintaining drainage features so they do not become hazards within the traveled way. We will also discuss administrative controls, personal protective equipment, and engineering controls that improve worker safety. By the end of the training, students will possess the knowledge to identify and mitigate the risks associated with stormwater drainage components on roadway systems. Each module includes a recorded lecture, quiz, assignment, and group discussion. The student has 1 hour and 15 minutes of independent study to complete the lecture(s), quiz, and assignment. The class reconvenes for a 30-minute group discussion that further develops the modules learning outcomes.

Who Should Attend: This class was developed for personnel who work around stormwater drainage components on roadways, trails or walkways, either as a construction worker, an inspector, design engineer or transportation professional within the roadway. Attendees will learn a broad spectrum of worker safety concepts, maintenance best practices and effective measures for mitigating risks associated with drainage features of roadways, trails and sidewalks.

Learning Modules:

Module 1-Stormwater Runoff Impacts to Roadway Safety
Module 2-Recognizing Drainage Problems / Buoyancy
Module 3-Best Practices for Correcting Unsafe Drainage Features
Module 4-Worker Safety


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