Work Zone Safety Grants
The Work Zone Safety Grant Program develops and provides highway work zone safety training and guidelines to prevent and reduce work zone injuries and fatalities. Through the four Grant recipients (American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA); Laborer's Health and Safety Fund/American Road and Transportation Builders Association (LHSFA/ARTBA); Wayne State University (WSU); and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)), the Grant has generated numerous products, publications, and training resources.
Section 1409 of SAFETEA-LU established a Work Zone Safety Grant program to provide highway work zone safety training and guideline development to prevent and reduce work zone injuries and fatalities. This four-year program made available $17.2 million of grant funds for FY 2006-09, subject to the Federal-aid highway obligation limitation. This grant program covers three areas:
- Area 1. Construction worker training
- Area 2. Guideline development
- Area 3. Guideline training for State and local governments, transportation agencies, and other groups.
Nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations were eligible to apply for grants from the program. Through a competitive process, Work Zone Safety Grants were awarded to four organizations:
- Laborer's Health & Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA)/American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
- American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)
- Wayne State University
- Illinois Institute of Technology.
The links below provide more information about the Program and the areas each grantee is focusing on.