October 12, 2023
7:45 pm - noon pm 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.
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:
Road Safety Champion: No charge
Local Government: $15.00
Private Industry: $15.00
Tribes: No charge
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.