Workshop Spotlight

Worker Safety (1 Day Hybrid Online Class)
October 13 2021

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.

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.

Class Modules:

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

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Workshop Spotlight

Road Safety Assessments (1 Day Hybrid Online Class)
October 19, 2021

Participants in this class will learn how to improve transportation safety by applying a proactive approach to reduce collisions. These techniques provide an examination of a roadway by an independent, qualified audit team. The RSA is a way for an agency to improve roadway safety, reduce injuries and fatalities, and to communicate to the public how they are working toward these goals. This course includes topics such as: RSA definition and history, how to conduct a RSA, and identifying the common safety issues found with RSA’s.  Participants will leave the workshop with a working knowledge on how to perform a road safety audit.

Who Should Attend: This class was developed to provide road safety audit training to managers and workers alike. Engineers, road supervisors, crew leaders, equipment operators, laborers, transportation professionals, first responders, and local agency officials will learn how to perform a road safety audit.  Attendees will gain knowledge of a process on how to take a proactive approach to roadway safety, reducing injuries and fatalities on their roads.

Class Modules:

Module 1: Introduction and Basic Concepts of Roadway Safety
Module 2: Steps to Performing a Road Safety Audit
Module 3: Understanding Risk and Safety
Module 4: Examples of Safety Issues and Countermeasures

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