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The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse

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About the Clearinghouse

One of the most successful public-private partnerships in America’s highway industry isn’t a road or a bridge, it is a multi-media educational enterprise that connects thousands of transportation professionals and highway users each month to the information they need to make work zones safer.

FlaggerThe National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse and its web site,, have grown significantly since 1995 when Congress directed its creation. In 1997 after a competitive process, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) was awarded the contract to launch the enterprise, and in 2000, the ARTBA-Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) assumed ownership and responsibility for its operations. Today, ARTBA-TDF leads the management of the Clearinghouse with its partners from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI).

Originally conceived as an on-line library with a comprehensive listing of information and materials related to work zone safety, the Clearinghouse now provides over 200,000 contractors and agency professionals with answers to work zone safety questions, from the most basic to the most advanced.

Much of the Clearinghouse’s information stems from its original concept—a robust on-line database of several thousand papers, publications, books, brochures, videos and other types of records, as well as links to more than 1,200 expert contacts in the field. 

What Will You Find at the Clearinghouse?

The Clearinghouse has the world’s largest online library of free information on these work zone safety topics:

  • The clearinghouse home page displayed on the computer screen.Accident & Crash Data
  • Latest Technologies & Equipment
  • Best Practices
  • Key Safety Engineer Contacts
  • Laws & Regulations
  • Worker Safety Training Materials
  • On-line Training & Conferences
  • Education Campaigns
  • Research & Publications
  • Spanish Language Materials
  • Educational Materials for New Drivers
  • Frequently Asked Questions

This unique work zone safety library is supplemented by an assortment of services, that help contractor and agency professionals get the information they need quickly and stay current on important developments in the field. Services include:

  • Webinars
  • Conference and workshops at industry events
  • Power Workshops for live presentation at industry educational venues
  • Listserv to exchange information
  • Educational materials

Most Clearinghouse services are available at no cost.

“I really like what the Clearinghouse is doing to help save lives!”
Kim Johnson, CSP, CFPS
Board Certified Safety Professional
“Thank you for having this webinar. Not only the convenience, but not having the expense of travel, allowed a larger number of employees to view the presentation. With budget restraints and high fuel cost, I hope this type of training becomes prevalent in our industry.”
Columbia County Roads & Bridges Department, Appling, Ga.
“You made my job much easier. Thanks again and keep up the good work.”
Traffic Engineer, Massachusetts Highway Department

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FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez knows safety on the job saves lives down the road.

Victor MendezThat’s why he recognizes the importance of the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse.

With government and industry working together, this program reaches out directly to the public and the highway community to deliver critical information on DOT and FHWA priorities, including safety, mobility and environmental stewardship.

The world’s largest cyber library of educational webinars, best practices, laws and regulations, statistics, training information and more is available at


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Information provided by the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, award #DTFH61-06-H-00015, does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or the American Road & Transportation Builders Association-Transportation Development Foundation. References to specific products and services do not imply endorsement by the Clearinghouse or FHWA.

Posted: 5/17/2011