Training 4 Safety: For Those Who Make a Livelihood in Highway Work Zones, the Office is About to Get Safer

The Work Zone Safety Grant, a component of the SAFETEA-LU legislation, provides for $17 million in grant money to organizations that will establish work zone safety and training programs. Three different areas of work zone safety and training will be covered. These include highway work zone worker safety training, developing work zone safety guidelines, and developing the guidelines into safety training for state and local governments, transportation agencies, and other groups. This article focuses on the program set up by the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), which was awarded $11.9 million of the grant money. 16 states have been identified by the Federal Highway Administration as “opportunity states”, i.e., those states having a large number of fatalities and injuries, and thus having the greatest chance to see a reduction in their numbers. The states include: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Caroline, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. Included in the article is an overview of the course curriculum.

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  • Accession Number: 01042969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 13 2007 2:46PM