ATSSA’s Work Zone Safety Grant Newsletter
Cathi Witt: BIO
Ms. Witt originally started in the traffic safety industry with SAFET- FLARE Rental Services in KC, MO. responsibilities included installation, on site design, maintenance, and removal of traffic control devices in accordance with the Federal MUTCD.
After leaving SAFE-T-FLARE Rental Services, she went to the Traffic Engineering Division for the City of Overland Park, KS. Responsibilities included design, plan review, inspection, technical writing and the training of the street maintenance crews.
“I simply fell in love with training while at the City of Overland Park, KS. This is a very serious topic and one that is so important to peoples’ safety”, states Ms. Witt.
From the City of Overland Park, KS Ms. Witt left to become an instructor for American Traffic Safety
Services Association (ATSSA). She is currently a Master Instructor for ATSSA training several thousand Designers, DOT personnel, City and other local gov’t agency, and contractors nationwide every year.
TCT VIDEO TELECONFERENCE!
Under the grant, ATSSA presented one Traffic Control Technician (TCT) level training course via video teleconference in partnership with the ND LTAP. The video teleconference took place March 03, 2008 and 360 students were trained . The video teleconference was deemed a huge success!
Emergency Traffic Control for Emergency Responders-Grant course
was renamed to:
Incident Traffic Control for Responders-Grant
Because the course is directed to all responding incident management personnel, the name
needed to reflect the audience. Below, please see the updated description of this course.
Incident Traffic Control for Responders-Grant Course Description
ATSSA’s Incident Traffic Control for Responders course is aimed at traffic incident responders, such as police, fire rescue, emergency traffic patrols and tow-truck operators and other personnel responding to highway emergencies. The 4-hour course presents a basic overview of temporary traffic control (TTC) standards and guidelines for incident responders. It provides essential information to make traffic incident areas safer for emergency management personnel, motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.
Specifically, it discusses principles and concepts of temporary traffic control presented in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Section 6I, a Federal standard which now specifically addresses traffic incident management areas. The MUTCD divides traffic incidents into three general classes of duration, each with unique traffic control characteristics and needs. These classes are:
A. Major — expected duration of more than 2 hours
B. Intermediate — expected duration of 30 minutes to 2 hours; and
C. Minor — expected duration under 30 minutes.
The course discusses the unique traffic control characteristics of each class and their traffic control needs to meet the MUTCD guidelines. Also discussed are basic principles of temporary traffic control applicable in traffic incident management areas and their component parts, such as advance warning areas, tapers and buffers. Device requirements are also discussed and a typical ETC equipment kit is
recommended. Emergency flagging operations and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
standards are also discussed.
This course is a must for all first responders. ATSSA is a charter organization with the National
Traffic Incident Management Coalition (NTIMC).
– Typical responsibilities
- Standards and Guidelines
– MUTCD Section 6I
– NFPA 1500/1561
- The basics of “major” incidents
– Component Parts of a Temporary Traffic Control Zone
– Concepts and terminology
– Device requirements
– Recommended ETC equipment kit
- “Intermediate” and “minor” incidents
– MUTCD guidelines
– Guidelines for the use of emergency vehicle lighting
– Safe-positioning of vehicles
- Emergency Flagging Operations
– Flagger qualifications
– Emergency flagging procedures
– Flagging equipment
- Typical Applications
– Examples of the application of ITC guidelines
Free- Federal Employees
$25.00 Public Officials
Work Zone Safety Grant Information
The objective of the Work Zone Safety Grant Program is to develop
guidelines and provide training to improve highway work zone safety.
STATEMENT OF WORK
ATSSA shall perform tasks within the following work areas: Highway
Work Zone Worker Safety Training; Highway Work Zone Safety Guidelines
Development; and Highway Work Zone Safety Guidelines Training.
AREA 1: Highway Work Zone Worker Safety Training
The FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant is providing many people across the nation with the opportunity to take high quality ATSSA training at reduced rates. To date, the following courses have been held:
- What Everyone Should Know About Temporary Traffic Control Training — 26 courses held with 513 students trained
- Traffic Control Technician — 43 courses held with 1,426 students trained
- Traffic Control Supervisor — 43 courses held with 1,183 students trained
- Flagger Instructor Training — 20 courses held with 202 students trained
- Florida Advanced Training — 3 courses held with 108 students trained
- Florida Intermediate Training — 2 courses held with 32 students trained
- Incident Traffic Control for Responders— 1 course held with 18 students
- Nighttime Traffic Control for Work Zones— 11 courses held with 193 students
- Utility Training for Tree Care — 1 course held with 18 students
- Traffic Control Technician Video Tele conference — 1 video teleconference held with 360 students trained
You can visit www.atssa.com for a course schedule
through September 2008.
The ATSSA staff will be working on the October 2008 through September 2009 training schedule in the next few months. If you have suggestions for dates and locations or if you can offer a training facility, please contact Tammy Loving at [email protected].
John Jay Jordan: BIO
College: University of Maine
Career: FHWA — 25 years
Training — 25 years
ATSSA — 20+ years
Other training for university of Kansas and University of Missouri.
Jay likes to dabble in real estate development. He has served at the University of Missouri as an
Personal: wife — Carolyn. 5 kids and stepkids and 7 grandkids.
Jay likes to travel, play golf and cook.
Jay says he loves to train people in the construction industry because they are such an interesting
group and because “maybe I can do something to improve their safety.”
“ATSSA helps me realize that our work is important. I also like the scheduling since it allows me
lots of time in the summer to play golf.”
AREA 2: The Highway Work Zone Safety Guidelines Development
The ATSSA Area 2 Team has been busy drafting and revising work zone safety guideline
products. We have drafted all 13 products that we will be producing under Area 2, and these products are in various stages of review and revision. We sincerely thank all of the ATSSA Team, FHWA, and Practitioner Working Group personnel who are committing their time to provide valuable review and insight for these products.
As the products are completed and approved (spring, summer, and early fall of this year), we will be placing them on the ATSSA website (www.ATSSA.com) as well as the FHWA website and the Work Zone Clearinghouse. The 13 Area 2 products include:
- Guidelines for When to Use Positive Protection
- Shadow Vehicle Placement Guide
- Work Zone Positive Protection Toolbox – Formerly Toolbox for Other Intrusion Countermeasures
- Simple Field Guide on Selecting High Visibility Apparel
- Brochure on Decomissioning High Visibility Apparel
- Checklist and Supporting Materials on Consideration of Pedestrians in Work Zones
- Fact Sheet on Guidelines for Maintaining Sidewalks within Work Zones
- Fact Sheet on Safety Performance Measures and Appropriate Data Collection Techniques
- Fact Sheet on Guidelines for Analysis of Operational Strategies that can Reduce Back of
Queue Safety Hazards
- Brochure on Highlights of Impacts Assessment Guide Section 2.3
- Pocket Guide on Proper Installation and Removal of Temporary Traffic Control Devices
- Brochure on Typical Applications for Maintenance Operations
- Pocket Guide on Typical Applications for Maintenance Operations.
AREA 3: Highway Work Zone Safety Guidelines Training
Traffic Control Design Specialist — 2 day course * *This is an ATSSA Copyrighted course
This course is for individuals charged with the evaluation, development and implementation of a traffic control plan (TCP). The intended audiences are engineers and/or anyone responsible for designing a TCP. Previous work zone experience is not required. Topics include introduction to work zone safety, applicable standards and guidelines, fundamental principles of temporary traffic control, human factors, the component parts of a traffic control zone, traffic control devices, constructability, and development of a transportation management plan (TMP). Students will breakout into small groups for hands-on exercises. A certification program is available for this course.
For those individuals, who are already TCS certified, a one-day TCDS course is available.* *This is an ATSSA Copyrighted course.
All materials for both of these courses will be finalized June 2008.
Urban Work Zone Design — 2 day course*
*This is an ATSSA Copyrighted Course
This course addresses “urban” work zones, particularly the enhancements and considerations (“substantive safety”) necessary to address work zones in urban environments. These environments may involve restricted spaces, lack of space for buffer spaces, parking issues, limited sight distance, business access and pedestrians and bicyclist considerations, etc. The course will address instances when standards cannot be met and how to address these situations. Freeways will not be covered in this course. This course is intended for work zone designers and traffic control supervisors who may work in urban environments.
All materials for this course will be finalized July 2008.
Work Zone Strategies — 2 day course
This course will discuss non-typical strategies available to work zone designers. It will focus on strategies specifically designed to improve work zone safety and mobility, such as work zone full closures, variable speed limits, impact analysis, and enforcement. The FHWA Work Zone Safety and Mobility Final Rule will be discussed. The intended audiences are engineers and/or anyone responsible for planning and designing a traffic control plan (TCP). All materials for this course will be finalized July 2008.
Analytical Tools for Work Zone Planning —
1 to 1.5 day course
depending on final course content and
number of tools included
This course will focus on federal funded microcomputer tools available to assist in the planning and design of work zone layouts. For each tool, an overview will be given including its strengths and weaknesses so that participants assess the effectiveness of each tool. Real-time demonstrations
will be conducted. This course is intended for work zone planners and designers looking for effective
ways to plan and design work zone layouts. All materials for this course will be finalized September 2008.
Maintenance and Short Duration Activities
Course — 1 day course
This course covers typical applications that apply to short duration activities including utility operations, moving operations, and other short duration maintenance operations. Emphasis will be placed on the use of simplified procedures and worker protection. The intended audience for this course is anyone involved in short duration activities within the roadway’s right-of-way. All materials for this course will be finalized September 2008.
Delivery of these courses will begin October 2008. ATSSA’s training department will start the scheduling process in April. If you have suggestions for locations and dates or if you can provide a meeting facility, please forward that information to Tammy Loving at [email protected].
As we get the courses scheduled, we will post the schedule at www.atssa.com. Please check the website periodically. As soon as you see the course schedule, you can register for these courses.
|LITTLE ROCK, AR|
|Little Rock Wastewater Utility 5300 S. Shackelford Rd|
|12939||Utility Traffic Control-Grant||06/02/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m.||05/02/08|
|13990||Incident Traffic Control-Grant||09/12/08||8 a.m.-Noon||08/12/08|
|13991||Law Enforcement Course-Grant||09/12/08||Noon -5 p.m.||08/12/08|
|Holiday Inn, Flagstaff, 2320 E. Lucky Ln.|
|12828||Traffic Control Technician-Grant||09/09/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||08/08/08|
|12829||Traffic Control Supervisor-Grant||09/10-09/11/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||08/08/08|
|Best Western Airport Inn, 2425 S 24th St.|
|14114||Utility Traffic Control-Grant||07/29/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||06/29/08|
|Hilton Garden, 2540 Venture Oaks Way|
|14028||Incident Traffic Control-Grant||08/11/08||8 a.m.-Noon||07/11/08|
|14029||Law Enforcement Course-Grant||08/11/08||Noon -5 p.m.||07/11/08|
|COLORADO SPRINGS, CO|
|Crowne Plaza, 2886 S. Circle Dr|
|13194||Traffic Control Technician-Grant||06/03/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||04/02/08|
|13195||Traffic Control Supervisor-Grant||06/04-06/05/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||04/02/08|
|Suncoast Safety Council, 1145 Court St|
|12923||Florida Intermediate-Grant||06/16-06/17/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||06/02/08|
|12924||Florida Advanced-Grant||06/18-06/20/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m/
|Ramada Plaza Hotel & Gateway, 7470 Highway 192 West|
|14155||Florida Intermediate-Grant||07/29-07/30/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||06/29/08|
|Wingate Inn, 2516 W Lakeshore Dr|
|13986||Incident Traffic Control-Grant||07/18/08||8 a.m.-Noon||06/18/08|
|P.R.E.P. 1209 Tech Blvd., Ste 102|
|12925||Florida Intermediate-Grant||09/08-09/09/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||08/25/08|
|12926||Florida Advanced-Grant||09/10-09/12/08||8 a.m.-5p.m/
|WEST PALM BEACH, FL|
|Holiday Inn, 1301Belvedere Rd.|
|14141||Nighttime Traffic Control-Grant||09/23/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||08/23/08|
|The Grenada Suite Hotel, 1302 West Peachtree St.|
|13915||Incident Traffic Control-Grant||06/23/08||8 a.m.-Noon||05/23/08|
|13916||Law Enforcement Course-Grant||06/23/08||Noon -5 p.m.||05/23/08|
|ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL|
|Doubletree, 75 West Algonquin Rd.|
|14179||Utility Traffic Control for Tree Care-Grant||09/18/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||08/18/08|
|14180||Incident Traffic Control-Grant||09/19/08||8 a.m.-Noon||08/19/08|
|14181||Law Enforcement Course-Grant||09/19/08||1 p.m.-5 p.m.||08/19/08|
|Marriott, 503 Plantation St..|
|13988||Incident Traffic Control-Grant||06/09/08||8 a.m.-Noon||07/09/08|
|13989||Law Enforcement Course-Grant||06/09/08||1 p.m.-5 p.m.||07/09/08|
|Best Western-Washington Gateway, 1251 W Montgomery Ave.|
|13994||Incident Traffic Control-Grant||09/26/08||8 a.m.-Noon||08/26/08|
|13995||Law Enforcement Course-Grant||09/26/08||1 p.m.-5 p.m.||08/26/08|
|Radisson Hotel Roseville, 2540 North Cleveland Ave.|
|13902||Incident Traffic Control-Grant||06/13/08||8 a.m.-Noon||05/13/08|
|13903||Law Enforcement Course-Grant||06/13/08||1 p.m.-5 p.m.||05/13/08|
|KANSAS CITY, MO|
|Radisson, 11828 NW Plaza Cr.|
|13697||Utility Traffic Control-Grant||06/11/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||05/11/08|
|13908||Incident Traffic Control-Grant||06/12/08||8 a.m.-Noon||05/12/08|
|13909||Law Enforcement Course-Grant||06/12/08||1 p.m.-5 p.m.||05/12/08|
|Holiday Inn, NorthRaleigh, 2805 Highwoods Blvd.|
|13729||Utility Traffic Control-Grant||08/27/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||07/27/08|
|13906||Incident Traffic Control-Grant||08/27/08||8 a.m.-Noon||07/28/08|
|13907||Law Enforcement Course-Grant||08/27/08||1 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ|
|Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, 6821 Black Horse Pike|
|13996||Incident Traffic Control-Grant||08/08/08||8 a.m.-Noon||07/08/08|
|13997||Law Enforcement Course-Grant||08/08/08||1 p.m.- 5 p.m.||07/08/08|
|Best Western Columbus North, 888 E. Dublin Granville, Rd.|
|14136||Traffic Control Technician-Grant||08/11/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||07/11/08|
|14137||Traffic Control Supervisor-Grant||08/12-08/13/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||07/11/08|
|14138||Flagger Instructor Training-Grant||08/14-08/15/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||07/11/08|
|14063||Utility Traffic Control for Tree Care-Grant||09/09/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||08/09/08|
|Tulsa County Sheriffs Office, 303 W 1st.|
|13218||Incident Traffic Control-Grant||07/21/08||8 a.m.-Noon||06/21/08|
|13220||Law Enforcement Course-Grant||07/21/08||1 p.m.- 5 p.m.||06/21/08|
|Holiday Inn Green Tree, 401 Holiday Dr.|
|13982||Incident Traffic Control-Grant||07/25/08||8 a.m.-Noon||06/25/08|
|13983||Law Enforcement Course-Grant||07/25/08||1 p.m.- 5 p.m.||06/25/08|
|STATE COLLEGE, PA|
|Comfort Suites, 132 Village Dr.|
|14045||Traffic Control Technician-Grant||09/10/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||08/10/08|
|Ramada Inn, 7510 Two Notch Rd.|
|14045||Traffic Control Technician-Grant||09/22/09||8 a.m.-5 p.m||08/22/08|
|14046||Traffic Control Supervisor-Grant||09/23-09/24/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||08/22/08|
|14047||Flagger Instructor Training-Grant||09/25-09/26/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||08/22/08|
|Crowne Plaza, 851 Congaree Rd|
|13984||Incident Traffic Control-Grant||06/23/08||8 a.m.-Noon||05/23/08|
|13985||Law Enforcement Course-Grant||06/23/08||1 p.m.- 5 p.m.||05/23/08|
|Holiday Inn, Mt. Moriah, 2490 Mt. Moriah|
|13992||Incident Traffic Control-Grant||08/27/08||8 a.m.-Noon||07/07/08|
|13993||Law Enforcement Course-Grant||08/27/08||1 p.m.- 5 p.m.||07/07/08|
|12221||Traffic Control Technician-Grant||09/09/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||08/25/08|
|12222||Traffic Control Supervisor-Grant||09/10-09/11/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||08/25/08|
|Doubletree Guest Suites, 2424 Atrium Way|
|13730||Nighttime Traffic Control-Grant||06/24/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||05/24/08|
|13711||Traffic Control Technician-Grant||07/07/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||06/07/08|
|13712||Traffic Control Supervisor-Grant||07/08-07/09/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||06/07/08|
|13713||Flagger Instructor Training-Grant||07/10-07/11/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||06/07/08|
|13713||Utility Traffic Control-Grant||08/07/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||07/07/08|
|Crowne Plaza Dallas Market Center, 7050 Stemmons Freeway|
|14156||Nighttime Work Zones-Grant||09/18/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||08/18/08|
|SAN ANTONIO, TX|
|La Quinta Inn & Suites, 303 Blum|
|14033||Utility Traffic Control-Grant||06/30/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||05/30/08|
|Hampton Inn Richland, 486 Bradley Blvd.|
|14138||Traffic Control Supervisor-Grant
Washington State Specific
|06/24/08||8 a.m.-5 p.m||06/10/08|
Additional listings may have been added after this printing.
For complete course descriptions, pricing, certification requirements and the latest course schedule, please visit ATSSA’s Roadway Safety Training Institute or call: 1-877-642-4637.
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