July 31, 2023
12:45pm - 5:00pm EST
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.
This workshop teaches participants how to “read the road” as well as the importance of doing so in daily activities. It uses real world examples on different roadway components to demonstrate how participants may be able to uncover potential safety issues during their routine activities. It also highlights how the road safety audit process can be used to “read the road” in a more formal approach. The training also examines the consequences daily activities of workers may have on safety.
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.
Lesson 1 – Reading the Road Introduction
Lesson 2 – Potential Issues Road Users Experience Navigating a Roadway
Lesson 3 – Road Safety Audits
Lesson 4 – Road Safety Audit Case Study
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:
Road Safety Champion: $0
Local Government: $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.
Special Registration Instructions for Employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation
VDOT employees must register through the VDOT Virtual Campus. Registration fees and related expenses for all VDOT employees will be paid from the VDOT Learning Services Center budget. Registrants should contact their District Training Coordinator or the VDOT Learning Services Center (Central Office employees) for instructions on how to seek reimbursement for travel expenses.
Due to current travel restrictions, VDOT employees are strongly encouraged to attend U. Va. TTA workshops on a day trip basis. Overnight travel requires permission from your District Administrator or Chief -- and in some cases higher levels of authority. If you require overnight lodging to attend a U. Va. TTA workshop, consult with your supervisor, District Training Coordinator, or VDOT Learning Services Center on travel approval procedures.