When

September 23, 2024

Time

12:45 PM EST - 5:00 PM EST

Contact Hours

4

Location Online - Course

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. 

Description

Local road practitioners across the country play a critical role in addressing crash risks at the local level and may be able to identify the specific or unique conditions that contribute to crashes within their jurisdiction. The Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) offers a foundation for consensus and focus and helps communities take a proactive stance in reducing and preventing local road fatalities and injuries. This workshop provides an overview of Local Road Safety Plans (LRSP) including how they support safety efforts, the steps to developing a LRSP, and the strategies for implementing a LRSP.

Instructor Led On-line Training.  Road Safety Champion Program workshops combine both live sessions and independent online work that the student completes during the training time.  Independent work includes short assignments, which include videos, quizzes, and/or readings.  The live session allows the students to apply the knowledge they just learned during the independent online work time.  Access to a computer with a webcam and a reliable computer connection will set you up for success.  Come prepared to lean forward into the training, being an active participant.

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.

Agenda

Lesson 1 – Defining Local Road Safety Plans (LRSP)
Lesson 2 – Benefits of LRSP
Lesson 3 – Steps to Develop LRSPs
Lesson 4 – Strategies to Implement LRSPs

Instructor

Walter C. Catlett

Walt Catlett possesses over 25 years of experience in urban drainage and stormwater management, combined with over 30 years of safety experience from the concrete pipe industry, military, and consulting engineering.  He is an effective trainer and educator responsible for the training of military personnel and public works professionals.  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.

Who Should Attend

The course is open to staff from transportation, public health and law enforcement agencies, who have an interest in or responsibility for roadway safety issues. For example, at a transportation agency, this may include roadway construction, maintenance, design or traffic operations staff. At a law enforcement agency, this may include incident management staff or patrol officers. At a public health agency, staff who manage car seat programs or impaired driving prevention programs may be interested.

Participants should have a working knowledge of roadway safety issues related to their agency and/or job responsibility. Field experience and other similar experience is encouraged.

Registration and Payment

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

Local Government: $15.00
State/Federal: $15.00
Private Industry: $15.00
Student : $15.00
Road Safety Champion: $0.00

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.