ARTBA to host Roadway Construction Safety Academy in early-December

| October 17, 2013

artba-logoIndustry safety professionals will soon have the chance to get the training and credentials vital to managing and improving safety on construction projects and jobsites.

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) will host the Roadway Construction Safety Academy at ARTBA’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., December 2-6.

The program — designed for safety construction professionals, foremen, managers, HR personnel and others responsible for worker training — will feature instruction by leading experts and peer-to-peer interaction.

ARTBA also promoted industry safety during Work Zone Safety Awareness Week in April.

Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) Senior Safety and Health Specialist Travis Parson and ARTBA Safety Programs Lead Instructor Omar Lopez will lead the five-day workshop.

Key areas of the program include:

  • Roadway construction-focused U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 500 Instructor Course (which qualifies participants to teach OSHA 10- and 30-Hour Courses)

  • Flagger Instructor Certification

  • Preventing Runovers and Backovers of Workers Training Course

  • The Roadway Safety+ Interactive Training Program

  • Aids for working with a Spanish-speaking workforce

  • OSHA 1926 Standards

The cost of registration is $1,700 for ARTBA members and $2,000 for non-members.

Attendees have the opportunity to earn more than 30 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

For more details, visit transportationbuilderinstitute.org.

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