When

June 09, 2022

Time

7:45am - 4:00pm

Contact Hours

8

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

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.

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

Instructor

Walter C. Catlett

Walter C. Catlett possesses approximately 30 years of safety experience from the concrete pipe industry, military, and consulting engineering.  These experiences shaped his safety mindset, teaching him the importance of clear communication and the necessity to establish a safety culture. He is an effective trainer and educator responsible for the training of public works professionals through industry training events and professional association events for the last 20 years.  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: $0
Local Government: $30.00
State/Federal: $30.00
Private Industry: $30.00
Tribes: $0

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.

Don't have access to a computer?
to get a paper registration form (PDF). Print it out, complete it, and email, mail or FAX it to our office following the instructions on the form. Include your check or government purchase order with your registration form. Please note that emailed or faxed-in registration forms will be considered as a "provisional booking" until payment is received. For more information, call our office at (434) 982-2897, fax at (434) 982-2856 or email uva-tta@virginia.edu