September 24, 2024


7:45am - 12:00pm EST

Contact Hours


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. 


Building roads and bridges can be dangerous. Each year about 7,500 highway construction workers get hurt or sick. More than 80 highway construction workers are killed on the job.  Our work doesn’t have to be dangerous. 


The “Worker Safety” half-day workshop raises awareness about the primary hazards in roadway construction followed by industry recognized practices for preventing serious injuries and fatalities in roadway construction.  We wrap up the training discussing common health hazards workers are exposed to in highway construction and ways to mitigate them. 


Take a safety moment, and spend four hours with VA LTAP as they raise your awareness about ways to make your work place safer.


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


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

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.

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
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.